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history of the Vikings

Gwyn Jones

history of the Vikings

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York, Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vikings.,
  • Scandinavia -- Civilization.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGwyn Jones.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDL31 J6
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 504 p. :
    Number of Pages504
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14782536M


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Jones' _A HIstory of the Vikings_ is epic in scope, detailing not only the political history of Scandanavia, but also the cultural, economic and social history of the by:   This book's great IF ur a student or super interested in Viking history.

But for me, it's purely out of curiosity b/c of the Prime Amazon show Vikings, which is super awesome. For my purposes, I wanted more colored pics, & less scholarly info/5(25).

Lars Brownworth's "The Sea Wolves" is a nice introduction to the Vikings. The strength of the book is that it aims at a general audience, refusing to get bogged down in scholarly disputes (some of which are noted in passing, others of which are passed over silently)/5(). He covers the origins of the Scandinavians in pre-history through the Norman Conquest of England in CE.

His discussions are broad and encyclopedic, covering political history, explorations, art, religion, and the daily life of the people. I found the book to be an excellent complement to Kenneth Harl’s Teaching Company Course, The Vi/5.

If one is looking for a quick-hit history of the Vikings, this is the book for them. Clements does a good job condensing the age of Viking exploration, conquest, and settlement into a fast-paced book. Viking influence existed before the sacking of monasteries in Ireland and continued beyond the Battle of Hastings in /5.

The book covers the history of the Danelaw, the conquest of Normandy, and the role the Normans would later play in English history, the Kievan Rus and their links to Byzantium, the raids carried out in Muslim Spain, the settlement of Iceland, Greenland, and the gradual conversion of the Scandinavians to Christianity/5().

Ferguson attempts a comprehensive history of the Viking Age (roughly 's C.E. to 11 C.E.) as various groups engage in piracy, the slave trade, exploration, and conquering. He separates the chapters by the areas the Viking raiders engaged.

While this perspective split keeps us geographically clear, it makes a linear narrative almost impossibl/5. Better known for the hymn Onward Christian Soldiers and The Book of Were-Wolves, Baring-Gould, like many educated Victorians, harboured a passion for the Old Norse-Icelandic sagas.

Inat the ISBN:   These include the earliest pieces of history written by Vikings themselves in the form of a 12th-century history of Iceland, the Íslendingabók, and the Landnámabók, an account of the original settlement of the island (with the names of each of.

From around A.D. to the 11th century, a vast number of Scandinavians left their homelands to seek their fortunes elsewhere. These seafaring warriors–known collectively as Vikings or Norsemen.

For me, this was by far the best history of the Vikings i have read. From the get go, the author drives the story forward in a historical way, covering the start of the Viking era as we know it, with the attack on the monastery at Lindesfarne, to the last major Viking battle at.

Books shelved as history-vikings: The Age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth, The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings by Lars Brownworth, The Vikings and.

Vikings were the Norse history of the Vikings book from southern Scandinavia (in present-day Denmark, Norway and Sweden) who from the late 8th to late 11th centuries raided and traded from their Northern European homelands across wide areas of Europe, and explored westward to Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland.

In modern English and other vernaculars, the history of the Vikings book also commonly includes the. The Vikings and the British Isles: 9th - 10th century: The coasts of the British isles are now dotted with monasteries, not yet rich by the standards of medieval monasticism but with sufficient wealth to attract Viking marauders.

One of the most famous islands, Iona, is raided three times in a decade (inand ). The Minnesota Vikings (for better for worse) have a rich history that dates back to This book captures it all.

Using big, full-color (when available!) pictures, especially some of which I had never seen until cracking the cover, this is truly the illustrated history of the Purple & Gold/5(2). The exact ethnic composition of the Viking armies is unknown in particular cases, but the Vikings’ expansion in the Baltic lands and in Russia can reasonably be attributed to the Swedes.

Elsewhere, the nonmilitary colonization of the Orkney Islands, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland was clearly accomplished by the Norwegians. England. In England desultory raiding occurred in. Explore our list of Vikings - History Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership.

Our Stores Are Open Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. This history of the Nordic peoples in the period focuses on their homelands and colonies, demonstrating the fluidity and incoherence of the world in which they lived.

Considers the Nordic peoples in Viking times without undue recourse to developmental theories. A History of the Vikings. Second Edition. Gwyn Jones. This book is justifiably considered THE study of the Vikings' history and culture; Viking civilization is one of the most frequently studied early civilizations - it also exerts a strong fascination for non-scientists.

"An utterly splendid book, quite the most brilliantly written, balanced, and explanative general work on the Vikings ever to appear in English or in any language."-- Scandinavian Studies The subject of this book is the Viking realms, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, their civilization and culture, and their many sided achievements at home and abroad/5(2).

If you're looking for a book about Viking culture, religion, daily lives, this book is not for you, but if you're interested in Viking explorations and conquests this book is the perfect introduction. Despite being short it manages to cover all the important steps of Viking history/5().

The balance of Ragnar's life and the history of Vikings throughout parts of Western Europe is tasteful, well-done, and descriptive. I found the Vikings' origins and their progression through Europe interesting and well-presented in a solid, consecutive manner/5().

The interest in the Vikings over time is a good moment to delve into the next of the Viking books you’ve chosen, Vikings and Gods in European Art by David Wilson. This is actually a catalogue for a big art exhibition that took place a few years ago, but it’s a really useful book—I give it to students to read.

Vikings. As soon as I said the word my kids faces lit up with excitement. With the increased popularity of the Vikings and the fact that we are a blacksmithing family, I knew this was going to be a popular topic in our out the history, STEM projects and hands on fun, we used to immerse ourselves in a Viking Unit Study for upper elementary and.

Buy A History of the Vikings 2 by Jones, Gwyn (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 'What a superb book this is. Wise, well-informed, judicious and infinitely readable.' -Magnus Magnusson, Scotsman'an utterly splendid book, quite the most brilliantly written, balanced and explanative general work on the Vikings ever to appear in English or in any language.' -Erik Wahlgren, Scandinavian Studies'A highly readable history.' -Oxford Time'no better book on the Vikings.

A book that just came out – and one that deserves to be on many bookshelves – is The Vikings: Facts and Fictions, by Kirsten Wolf and Tristan is divided into 11 chapters, each dealing with a particular myth about the Norse, such as they wore horned helmets, or that they were unhygenic.

Part I: The lands of the Vikings --Early Scandinavia and Denmark --The North Germans --The birth of the Viking nations --Scandinavia and Denmark in Viking times --Part II: The Vikings abroad --Russia and the East --The South and East Baltic coasts --The Western empire --England --Ireland --Scotland and man --Wales --The Faroe Islands --Iceland.

History Audiobook Lars Brownworth - The Sea Wolves_ A History of the Vikings. History Audiobook Lars Brownworth - The Sea Wolves_ A History of the Vikings Audio Booksviews.

There are many books on the vikings and (having read several already) whilst most are rich in facts, not very many provide such an engaging narrative.

This book covers the whole timeline of viking history, and the full geographical range of their adventures/5(). Sons of Vikings | History of Legendary Vikings.

Written by our own history consultant, David Rodgers and the owner of this website, Kurt Noer. Over pages on the real history, culture and dramatic impact of the Viking era. Click here to purchase our Viking history book.

Sons of Vikings tells the story of the Viking. History. There are different accounts for the origins of the order. Gesta Danorum (book 10) tells that a settlement named Julinum was conquered by the King of Denmark, Harald Bluetooth, who gave it to the Swedish prince Styrbjörn the Strong.

Harald then provided Styrbjörn with a strong force with which Styrbjörn terrorized the seas. The Sea Wolves () by Lars Brownworth is a fairly compact history of the Vikings. The book is broken into sections describing the viking raiders, the explorers, traders and how the viking lands were ruled.

The vikings were an incredible group of people who used their seafaring skills to mount a series of raids against much of coastal Europe.4/5. Vikings (present) is a historical fiction TV series created and written by English screenwriter Michael Hirst for the History Channel.

Filmed in Ireland, the show draws on Scandinavian and European history and lore as it follows the life of legendary Viking chief Ragnar Lothbrok, his descendants, and the kings and cultures the Vikings influenced in the. Buy a cheap copy of A History of the Vikings book by Gwyn Jones.

The history of the Viking peoples and kingdoms, from their half-glimpsed origins and legendary prehistory to the triumphs of Canute, is as exciting a story as has Free shipping over $Cited by: InViking Press founded a department called Junior Books to publish children's books.

The first book published was The Story About Ping in under editor May Massee. Other stories published under the Viking label early in its history include The Story of Ferdinand (), Make Way for Ducklings (), and The Twenty-One Balloons ().

Vikings takes inspiration from the Norse sagas, stories about voyages and battles written in the 13th Lothbrok is a prominent figure in these, with his own sagas and tales recounting his life and travels.

According to these, he was a fearsome warrior and raider, mostly known as the leader of the Viking Siege of Paris in He has published several books, including Sons of Vikings: A Legendary History of the Viking Age (book Viking) and The Songs of Slaves: A Novel of the Fall of Rome.

Photo Credits: The popular ' Vikings ' TV series has resurrected a love and interest in all things Viking, including their characters who are loosely based on historic Vikings such. Vikings had been merchants in England for centuries when the first Viking raid destroyed Lindisfarne in Viking raids climaxed in the Great Army's methodical ravaging of southern England and the Midlands from History of the Vikings.

London ; New York: Oxford University Press, © (OCoLC) Online version: Jones, Gwyn, History of the Vikings. London ; New York: Oxford University Press, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Gwyn Jones.

Combining elements of history and mythology, this is a gripping story that brings the gruesome Viking period to life. Buy on Amazon Arthur and the Golden Rope Joe Todd Stanton This highly appealing text is a hybrid between picture book and graphic novel.About The Vikings.

A comprehensive and thrilling history of the Vikings for fans of the History Channel series, soon to return for its fifth season From Harald Bluetooth to Cnut the Great, the feared seamen and plunderers of the Viking Age ruled Norway, Sweden, and Denmark but roamed as far as Byzantium, Greenland, and America.Sons of Vikings | History of Legendary Vikings Nonfiction.

Paperback (+ pages). Available worldwide. US customers will receive a signed copy: Est. day delivery. Outside of US: Ships from publisher. Est. days for delivery. Written by historian and seasoned author David Rodgers and the owner of SonsOfViking/5(14).