The age of the Vikings

Anders Winroth

Book - 2014

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. Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and archaeological evidence, Winroth sheds new light on the complex society and culture of these legendary seafarers.

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Princeton : Princeton University Press [2014]
Physical Description
304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-288) and index.
Main Author
Anders Winroth (author)
  • Introduction: The fury of the Northmen
  • Violence in a violent time
  • Röriks at home and away: Viking-age emigration
  • Ships, boats, and ferries to the afterworld
  • Coins, silk, and herring: Viking-age trade in Northern Europe
  • From chieftains to kings
  • At home on the farm
  • Religions of the north
  • Arts and letters
  • Epilogue: The end of the Viking age.