The Viking warrior The Norse raiders who terrorized medieval Europe
Book - 2015
It is better to stand and fight. If you run, you'll only die tired. - Viking saying. Beginning in 789 CE, the Vikings raided monasteries, sacked settlements and invaded the Atlantic coast of Europe and the British Isles. They looted and enslaved their enemies, terrorising all whom they encountered. But that is only part of their story. Sailing their famous longboats, they discovered Iceland and America (both by accident) and also sailed up the Seine to Paris (which they sacked). They settle...d from Newfoundland to Russia, founded Dublin and fought battles as far afield as the Caspian Sea. A thousand years after their demise, traces of the Vikings can be found as far apart as Canada and Turkey. They traded walruses with Inuits, brought Russian furs to Western Europe and took European slaves to Constantinople. Their graves contain Arab silver, Byzantine silks and Frankish weapons and artefacts. Arranged thematically, The Viking Warrior examines the Norsemen through their origins, society, raiding culture, weapons and war tactics, exploration, trade, settlements and kingdoms. Illustrated with more than 200 colour and black-and-white photographs, maps and artworks, The Viking Warrior is an expertly written account of a people who have long captured the popular imagination.
- Physical Description
- 224 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 22 x 30 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-217) and index.
- Main Author
- Viking origins
- Viking society
- Warriors and weapons
- Exploration and expansion
- The decline of the Vikings.