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The Viking

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published 1966 by International Book Society
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Jeff
Aug 13, 2012 Jeff rated it really liked it
This is a large, "coffee-table" book that my father picked up when I was a child. It sparked a lot of my early interest in Viking Age history, and it's one of the few I kept from his collection when we were cleaning out their house. Good integration of text and graphics, which include photos, drawings, and maps. I like how it covers warfare and Viking raids adequately, while also doing justice to the Norse as colonists and traders, and covering topics such as religion and the role of women. Some ...more
Michael Kelly
Jun 08, 2012 Michael Kelly rated it it was amazing
An excellent book on Viking Age culture in Scandinavia. Profusely illustrated with geographical and archaeological photography and very fine line drawings.

The book scores in covering all aspects of Viking Age commerce, agriculture, settlements, crafts, social structure, etc., instead of just focusing on the more glamorous and exciting topic of actual Viking raids. It's a comprehensive and fascinating account of the background of this era of Northern European history.
Eric Olson
This is an older book that my father gave me. It is a little outdated, but a great source for my research.
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