The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction
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The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #137)

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The Viking reputation is one of bloodthirsty seafaring warriors, repeatedly plundering the British Isles and the North Atlantic throughout the early Middle Ages. Yet Vikings were also traders, settlers, and farmers, with a complex artistic and linguistic culture, whose expansion overseas led them to cross the Atlantic for the first time in European history. Highlighting th

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Paperback, 135 pages
Published November 3rd 2005 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published March 11th 2005)
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Rrain
I found this book with a bookmark in the middle, probably indicating that I'd read a substantial portion of it years ago, but I still started back at the beginning because I had little to no recollection of that. While this does broadly cover the history and settlement patterns of the Vikings, I'd hoped to get more of Viking culture and tradition out of it, so it was a bit of a mismatch between expectations and reality. Still, it was an interesting survey, and I particularly liked the 'Reinventi...more
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Mar 23, 2014 Nicola marked it as to-read
Shelves: history, non-fiction
£1 in waterstones with a slightly bent cover. I thought it would be an ideal read as a prelude to seeing the British Museum exhibition.
Moad
Jan 18, 2012 Moad rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who love history
Shelves: history, books-i-own
a useful informative book and a good introduction if you don't know nothing, or a little bit about the Vikings

It will begin step by step, make you go back in time to learn the history of the Scandinavian countries, the Norms, and how the Vikings came to rise in the 8th century, a quick review of their "glorious" yet "notorious" leaders.

Though, the book is kind of boring a little bit, I suppose its history but yet history can be exciting, I enjoyed the bits about describing the Vikings and their...more
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