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Series
Pocket museum
Subjects
Published
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson 2018.
Language
English
Physical Description
287 pages ; 19 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
9780500294406
0500294402
Main Author
Steven P. Ashby (author)
Other Authors
Alison Leonard (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Part of the Pocket Museum series, this book presents a full array of artifacts made by or for the Vikings, including jewelry, ornaments, weapons, amulets, and ships. Divided into three chronological groups, and sub-divided into thematic sections such as ritual and religion, craft and economy, and politics and warfare, the book provides a detailed visual history of the Viking age. The high-quality image of each artifact is accompanied by a description of its use and meaning, with information on its date, medium, size, find spot, and current museum location. Annotation ©2019 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The culture of the Viking world speaks of both violence and of beauty. This extensively illustrated volume brings together nearly 200 carefully chosen artifacts that reflect the art and daily life of Viking-Age Europe and the North Atlantic. It includes both iconic items and finds from recent excavations, providing a visual guide to the early-medieval Scandinavian world.Pocket Museum: Vikings

Review by Publisher Summary 3

An informativeintroduction to Vikinghistory that also providesan impressive collection ofartifacts and new insightson the Norse people.