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The Vikings

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  16 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A remarkable photographic recreation of the appearance of the Norse explorers, invaders and colonists of 8th-11th century Europe. The combination of specialist photography and 'living history' societies allows us to study and record the appearance and lifestyle of the Vikings: the Norse costume, weapons, armor, tools and homes. Europa Militaria Special 6.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 4th 1999 by The Crowood Press UK (first published November 1st 1997)
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Deborah Ideiosepius
Sep 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really liked this primer into Viking life, as well as a lot of good information the photography or reinactors engaging in activities really brought the subject matter to life. While it is now over ten years old the authors cite ‘recent’ new discoveries that expand on various aspects of life that disprove some of the more fanciful notions we owe to Hollywood.

It mentions the Rus Vikings specifically and it also has a map and chronology.

Should be useful for referencing especially for common item
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is a perfect example for one of those less-known good books. It's a very good reference to the Viking-period with excellent photos of re-enactors garbed as Vikings to create a medieval era. The content includes details about:

The Common Warrior
Edged Weapons
The Viking Hersir
Armour & Helmets
The Varangian Guard
Bows & Bowmen
Rus: The Vikings in the East
Viking Battle Tactics
Viking Mercenaries
Ships & Seafaring
Clothing & Jewellery
The Viking Woman
Daily Life
Traders & Craftsme
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
It is hard to conceive a better visual guide to medieval Scandanavian life. This book uses photographs of artifacts, reproductions, and reenactors, making it a perfect visual reference.
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