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    Magnus Magnusson(Author)

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The Vikings hold a particular place in the history of the West, both symbolically and in the significant impact they had on Northern Europe. Magnus Magnusson's indispensable study of this great period presents a rounded and fascinating picture of a people who, in modern eyes, would seem to embody striking contradictions. They were undoubtedly pillagers, raiders and terrifying warriors, but they were also great pioneers, artists and traders - a dynamic people, whose skill and daring in their exploration of the world has left an indelible impression a thousand years on.

A beautifully written history of the Vikings. -- Professor Peter Sawyer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 320 pages
  • Magnus Magnusson(Author)
  • E P Dutton (Oct. 1980)
  • English
  • 10
  • History

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  • By John Wimbush on 30 April 2017

    A fascinating and absorbing read. Lovely to note that the author is so proud of his heritage but not prepared to perpetuate myths, however favourable they are to his argument. Goes deep enough to let you know just how much more there is to learn and shows clearly how history and archaeology are an evolving process and that there is so much more to come.

  • By Keith Farrell on 28 February 2016

    A good introduction to this period of history.

  • By Guest on 28 May 2017

    Very good read x

  • By Angus on 11 September 2017

    Excellent book

  • By valkyrie1008 on 9 February 2012

    This is a very lengthily but never boring and always interesting book covering pretty much the entire history of the vikings, it covers all the key periods from the origins of the scandinavian countries, the myths behind their pagan beliefs, their development of seafaring boats, all the major explorations to Iceland, Greenland and Vinland, the invasion years of Anglo-Saxon England, including the decades of raids upon Gaul/Frankia (modern day France), the founding of Normandy by the Viking Rollo, the history and founding of Sweden, Norway and Denmark with all their turbulent royal histories, ultimately leading to the year of 1066 featuring William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy, Harold Godwinson, brief King of England and Harald Hardrada, King of Norway.It has some fantastic colour photographs in the middle of great historic archeological finds and discoveries and of recreated longships and fjord landscapes.Anyone interested in Vikings at all should read this book because you do learn a whole lot more that you might imagine. It is highly recommended.

  • By Ian on 18 June 2016

    great


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