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