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Exploring the World The World of the Vikings

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  106 ratings  ·  12 reviews
A vivid picture of the Vikings that draws on the latest discoveries and augments written evidence with fine archaeological detail.

Here is the complete story of the Vikings from their origins in Scandinavia during the early first millennium AD, through the incredible period of raiding, trading, and settling known as the Viking Age and the huge impact that the Vikings had o
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Thames & Hudson
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Koen
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anthropology
“Exploring the world of the Vikings” is written by Richard Hall and was published in 2007.

I’ve purchased this book in the museum shop of The Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden). This museum is the national centre of archaeology where you can appreciate the cultures of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the classical world and the early Netherlands. If you are in the neighbourhood, don’t forget to visit!

The book describes the full story of the Vikings form their origins in
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Felisa Rosa
Sep 14, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: history
It annoys me that some of the most fascinating cultures in history can only be learned about via the archeological record. Therefore, books on ancient Egypt often devolve into exhaustive catalogs of items uncovered at dig sites, followed by dry speculation on their significance. This book on the vikings suffers from the same weakness. The pictures are great and the author picks out some interesting details, but in the end it lacks the juiciness of a good book about a more well documented era.
baadwolf
Sep 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Richard Hall thoroughly strips any romanticism in this history of the Vikings. This is great, but it does come at the expense of some of the more interesting parts of Viking history.
Zazzu
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015
Good pictures of historical objects, good history, a little dull in the reading, but good source of information about Viking raiders.
Pat
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference-book
Very good reference book for upcoming exhibit at DMNS
Laurel
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Informative and beautifully photographed. A great overview of the Viking era.
Nighteye
Mar 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: historyintrested Vikings readers
Shelves: history-books
It's a good book, I didn't read that much out of it during my viking course, and have not finished it after either, comparing to the other ones I've but it have many interesting pictures and some good points that the other ones I had didn't fill in and both a historical and archaeological view in the Vikings.
Dwayne Coleman
Informative
Carol Wunderlich
Pretty textbook, but interesting
Beorn
Dec 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, vikings
A good value, informative book on the Vikings though, for my liking, it tended to not spend very long on each particular aspect that it chose to focus each chapter on, leaving you wanting more.
Terri
This is a beautiful book. Glossy, incredible pictures and pages and pages of information that will take you on a wonderful journey.
SouthWestZippy
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great book. Has the latest archaeological discoveries. Interesting timeline, Photographs, and drawings. A must read if you are into Vikings history.
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Richard Hall, who has died of cancer aged 62, was one of the foremost archaeologists of the Viking age. In a career spent almost entirely in the city of York, he not only transformed understanding of pre-Norman urban development, but did so in a manner that combined scholarship and meticulous archaeological techn
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