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Age of the Vikings

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ISBN-10: 0691149852

ISBN-13: 9780691149851

Edition: 2015

Authors: Anders Winroth

List price: $24.95
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The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by medieval and modern myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and developed a vast trading network. They traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships, not only to raid, but also to explore. Despite their fearsome reputation, the Vikings didn't wear horned helmets, and even the infamous berserkers were far from invincible.By dismantling the myths, The Age of the Vikings allows the full story of this period in medieval history to be told. By exploring every major facet of this exciting age, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 9/7/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496

Anders Winroth is the Forst Family Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of "The Conversion of Scandinavia: Vikings, Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe" and "The Making of Gratian's Decretum".