The Vikings and Their Age (Companions to Medieval Studies) by Angus A. Somerville,R. Andrew McDonald PDF

By Angus A. Somerville,R. Andrew McDonald

This ebook, the 1st in our Companions to Medieval Studies sequence, is a quick creation to the background, tradition, and faith of the Viking Age and gives an important origin for research of the interval.

The better half starts off by way of defining the Viking Age and explores subject matters reminiscent of Viking society and faith. Viking biographies offer scholars with info on vital figures in Viking lore equivalent to Harald Bluetooth, Eirik the crimson, Leif Eiriksson, and Gudrid Thorbjarnardaughter, a feminine Viking tourist. A compelling bankruptcy entitled "How will we learn about the Vikings?" and a case examine at the wandering priests of St. Philibert introduce scholars to the method of old inquiry. The publication concludes with a dialogue of the effect of the Vikings and their legacy.

Pedagogical assets comprise a close chronology, learn questions, a word list, four maps, and 14 photographs. textual content bins supply details on outsider perceptions of the Vikings, an in depth account of a Viking raid, and an outline of a chieftain's residing in Arctic Norway. This learn additionally advantages from a multi-disciplinary procedure together with insights and facts from such assorted disciplines as archaeology, philology, faith, linguistics, and genetics.

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