The world of Vikings

Justin Pollard, 1968-

Book - 2015

"MGM's hit show Vikings on the History Channel has drawn millions of viewers into the fascinating and bloody world of legendary Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok, who led Viking warriors to the British Isles and France. Covering the first three seasons of the series, this official companion book delves into the real history as well as the behind-the-scenes stories. Viking historian Justin Pollard explains shipbuilding and navigation, Norse culture and religion, and the first encounters betwee...n Viking warriors and the kings of England and France. Interviews with cast and crew reveal the process of dramatizing this gripping story, from reviving the Old Norse language to choreographing battle scenes and building ancient temples for human sacrifice. This spectacular package is a must for fans of the show and history buffs alike."

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Published
San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books [2015]
Language
English
Physical Description
160 pages : illustrations, maps, color ; 29 cm
ISBN
9781452145457
1452145458
Main Author
Justin Pollard, 1968- (author)
  • Part 1: Viking Scandinavia. Home ; Family ; People ; Gods ; Legends ; The law ; The sex
  • Part 2: Christian England. Christians ; Kings ; Rivals
  • Part 3: Carolingian Frankia. The hunters ; The hunted.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Perfect for both fans of the show and history buffs, an official companion book covering the first three seasons of the series explores the real history—including shipbuilding and navigation, Norse culture and religion and more—as well as the behind-the-scenes stories. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

An official companion book for both fans of the show and history buffs covers the first three seasons of the series and explores the real history of Vikings--including shipbuilding and navigation and Norse culture and religion.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

MGM's hit show Vikings on the History Channel has drawn millions of viewers into the fascinating and bloody world of legendary Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok, who led Viking warriors to the British Isles and France. Covering the first three seasons of the series, this official companion book delves into the real history as well as the behind-the-scenes stories. Viking historian Justin Pollard explains shipbuilding and navigation, Norse culture and religion, and the first encounters between Viking warriors and the kings of England and France. Interviews with cast and crew reveal the process of dramatizing this gripping story, from reviving the Old Norse language to choreographing battle scenes and building ancient temples for human sacrifice. This spectacular package is a must for fans of the show and history buffs alike.VIKINGS © 2015 TM Prods Ltd/T5 Vikings Prods Inc. VIKINGS™ TM Prods Ltd.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

MGM's hit show Vikings on the History Channel has drawn millions of viewers into the fascinating and bloody world of legendary Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok, who led Viking warriors to the British Isles and France. Covering the first three seasons of the series, this official companion book delves into the real history as well as the behind-the-scenes stories. Viking historian Justin Pollard explains shipbuilding and navigation, Norse culture and religion, and the first encounters between Viking warriors and the kings of England and France. Interviews with cast and crew reveal the process of dramatizing this gripping story, from reviving the Old Norse language to choreographing battle scenes and building ancient temples for human sacrifice. This spectacular package is a must for fans of the show and history buffs alike.VIKINGS © 2015 TM Prods Ltd/T5 Vikings Prods Inc. VIKINGs' TM Prods Ltd.