Viking Empires

ISBN-10: 0521829925

ISBN-13: 9780521829922

Edition: 2005

Authors: Angelo Forte, Richard Oram, Frederik Pedersen

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Viking Empires is a definitive new history of five hundred years of Viking civilization and the first study of the global implications of the expansion, integration, and reorientation of the Viking World. From the first contact in the 790s, the book traces the political, military, social, cultural and religious history of the Viking Age from Iceland to Lithuania. The authors show that it is no longer possible to understand the history of the Norman Conquest, the successes of David I of Scotland, or German settlement in Poland, Prussia and the Baltic States without integrating the internal history of Scandinavia. The book concludes with a new account of the end of the Viking era, arguing that there was no sudden decline but only the gradual absorption of the Scandinavian kingdoms into the larger project of the crusades and a refocusing of imperial ambitions on the Baltic States and Eastern Europe. The authors, experts in Scottish history, medieval studies, and law, have taught a course on Viking history to undergraduates at the University of Aberdeen for a number of years.
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Book details

List price: $56.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/5/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 462
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Richard Oram 's publications include Scotland's Kings and Queens.

Viking raiders, Scandinavian Kingdoms and the wider world
The Beginnings
First contact: England and the continent
Ireland and Scotland
A Water World
Conquest and integration, c.950-1260
The second Viking age in England, c.970-1066
The Irish Sea
Scotland and the Vikings
Orkney and Shetland
Crossing the North Atlantic
Sailing the North Atlantic
Scandinavia and European integration: reform and rebirth
Conclusion
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