Vikings: A History of the Viking Age

Vikings A History of the Viking Age From Beginning to the End This is an excellent introduction to the history of this often misunderstood time Although it is a story written in broad strokes of an extremely complicated period particu

  • Title: Vikings: A History of the Viking Age
  • Author: Robert Carlson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • From Beginning to the End This is an excellent introduction to the history of this often misunderstood time Although it is a story written in broad strokes, of an extremely complicated period, particularly in the development of Britain, the author has peppered it with some fascinating details of the people and the events of the time Inside you will read about Th From Beginning to the End This is an excellent introduction to the history of this often misunderstood time Although it is a story written in broad strokes, of an extremely complicated period, particularly in the development of Britain, the author has peppered it with some fascinating details of the people and the events of the time Inside you will read about The Ship Builders Life in Scandinavia The Fury From the North Expansion Beyond the British Isles And much She has also taken care to include extracts from some of the contemporary comment that is available The extracts from the extravagantly presented poetic oral traditions allow the reader a glimpse into what it might have been like to be there The text will certainly enable you to decide what further aspects of the history of the Middle Ages you might like to explore.

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    1. ‘The history of the Viking Age is well known, until you try to distinguish between the myths and facts of this fascinating period of time.’Are you interested in the Vikings? Do you want to read an overview of their history, learn a little more about who the Vikings were, and how they lived? If you do, you may find this brief book interesting. In the introduction, Robert Carlson writes that the appellation of Vikings was applied from about 1820, to a group more properly known as Danes, Norsem [...]

    2. I love Norse history and I always enjoy getting my hands on historical books, sagas, text translations and I generally spend time doing research and studying on history.Vikings: A History of the Viking Age is probably the worst history book I have come across so far and I find the fact that it has managed to get such a high rate on mind boggling.Mind boggling but not surprising that is.Why am I hammering this book down?Because the whole of this book is a sorry excuse of a history book.For start [...]

    3. Good book. I've not ever read much about the Vikings, and I just know what I've seen on P.B.S or The History channel documentaries. Easy read. Yep, I'd recommend this book.

    4. Vikings: A History of the Viking Age by Robert Carlson Quite a detailed account of the Vikings their transformation towards civilization

    5. An excellent introdution to some basic facts about the culture, the way of life and the most siginificant heroes of the Viking Age. You can start from this little book and then expand your reading, according to your liking. Recommended to those who are not familiar with the fascinating Viking culture and look for a place to start. Those who watch the TV series Vikings will come across some familiar names, like Ragnar, Floki, Rollo, Ivar the Boneless.

    6. History is one of my favorite subjects, especially Worlds History from Prehistoric, to Medieval Ages, to the Exploration Era. Those left me fascinating, and daydreaming about stories,heroes, heroines, legends. I often think about daily lives, sacrifices, adventure, and hardship people endured to survive and make their living more vibrant. Their courage, bravery, honesty, and loyalty marvels me. But there is always a dark side of the story: plague, bloodshed, hurt, pride, and fame that destroyed [...]

    7. This book provides a short introduction to the Vikings - showing they are much more than just horned helmets and pillaging. Giving you an idea of what day-to-day life might have been like, as well as hearing about the explorers and adventurers too, this history book gives you more of a well-rounded idea into the world of the Vikings. This in no way gives you all the information you may want, but for a brief introduction then I can definitely recommend it.* I received this book from Hourly Histor [...]

    8. Concise ExplanationsThis a well-written summary of the Vikings and their lives. Although it is short, it provides a good overview of the people and their activities.

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