The Age of the Vikings
by Anders Winroth
Editor: Princeton University Press
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The Vikings maintain their hold on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth.It is true that they plundered, ransacked, looted, and enslaved.But they also settled peacefully and travelled far away from their fast and robust homeland of ships to exploreThe Viking Age tells the full story of this exciting period in history.Drawing on a multitude of writings, visuals, and archaeological evidence, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and sheer audacity of the Vikings, without concealing their destructive heritageIt explains not only the Viking attacks, but also on Viking’s efforts in trade, politics, discovery and colonization, and reveals how Viking arts, literature and religious thought has evolved in ways unequalled in the rest of Europe.The Viking Age sheds new light on the complexity of society, culture and heritage of these legendary seafarers.
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