The Vikings - Penguin History

Third edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

Thoroughly updated and with a new foreword

'The Viking Age is shot through with the spirit of adventure. For 300 years, from just before AD800 until well into the eleventh century, the Vikings affected almost every region accessible to their ships, and left traces that are still part of life today'

Far from being just 'wild, barbaric, axe-wielding pirates', the Vikings created complex social institutions, oversaw the coming of Christianity to Scandinavia and made a major impact on European history through trade, travel and far-flung consolidation. This encyclopedic study brings together the latest research on Viking art, burial customs, class divisions, jewellery, kingship, poetry and family life. The result is a rich and compelling picture of an extraordinary civilisation.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141984766
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: Third edition
DEWEY: 948.022
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxi, 350 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 306g
Height: 129mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 24mm