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Brief History Of The Vikings

The Last Pagans or the First Modern Europeans?
by Jonathan Clements
Little Brown & Co

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Pub Date: 2005
Format: Paperback with bw illus.
Pages: 273 pp.
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches

ISBN: 9781845290764
TB Code: 1901040
Availability: 1216 in stock

This concise study puts medieval chronicles, Norse sagas and Muslim accounts alongside more recent research into ritual magic, genetic profiling and climatology. It includes biographical sketches of some of the most famous Vikings, from Erik Bloodaxe to Saint Olaf, and King Canute to Leif the Lucky. It explains why the Danish king Harald Bluetooth lent his name to a twenty-first century wireless technology; which future saint laughed as she buried foreign ambassadors alive; why so many Icelandic settlers had Irish names; and how the last Viking colony was destroyed by English raiders.