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The Vikings and Their Origins

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This book is intended not only to portray an image of the Vikings but to show something of the culture of the Scandinavian countries in which they were settled in the four centuries before they burst on the European scene.
Paperback, 388 pages
Published June 1st 1989 by Thames & Hudson (first published January 1st 1970)
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Selim Karagöz
It gives information not only about the Viking age, but also before the Viking age and thus we are able to learn about the Roman existence in Scandinavia, the effect of the age of the migrations in Scandinavia, The Vendel Age and of course the Viking Age. The book is written in 1970, so it is a good choice to start reading about the Vikings.
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Sir David Mackenzie Wilson (born 30 October 1931) is a British archaeologist, art historian, and museum curator, specialising in Anglo-Saxon art and the Viking Age. He lives on the Isle of Man.

Wilson was the director of the British Museum from 1977 to 1992, and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In 1985 he was Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cambridge.
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