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The Age Of The Vikings

Author : Anders Winroth
ISBN : 9781400851904
Genre : History
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The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. The Age of the Vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history. Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and archaeological evidence, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage. He not only explains the Viking attacks, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, politics, discovery, and colonization, and reveals how Viking arts, literature, and religious thought evolved in ways unequaled in the rest of Europe. The Age of the Vikings sheds new light on the complex society, culture, and legacy of these legendary seafarers.
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The Age Of The Vikings

Author : P. H. Sawyer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105033743076
Genre : History
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The Age Of The Vikings

Author : P. H. Sawyer
ISBN : UOM:39015006563830
Genre : History
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The Vikings And Their Age

Author : Angus A. Somerville
ISBN : 9781442605220
Genre : History
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The Vikings and Their Age offers a quick overview of the chronology and major themes of the Viking period.
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The Age Of The Viking

Author : Wesley Miller
ISBN : 1519778279
Genre : Fantasy fiction
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The age of the Viking draws to a close... ...a new age begins. Riley had always dreamed of adventures, particularly the Old Norse legends his best friend and roommate Conor always told him about. He wanted nothing more than to get away from the orphanage, to escape to a world of magic and heroes. But when an ordinary field trip goes horribly wrong, Riley discovers that a world of magic and heroes exists right under his nose, and that Conor doesn't just know about it; he is at the center of it. Conor spirits Riley and their mutual friend Valerie off to Midpoint, the world of the Sentinels. It is there that Riley learns that the "myths" Conor had told him - Odin, Thor, the Nine Realms, and countless others - are all very real. But where there are heroes, so too are there villains. Morunya Durmacil, the fallen power from the earliest days of Creation, the reason all intelligent beings fear the dark, is stirring from his exile in the Void at long last. And it can be no coincidence that the Shard of Earth, the relic that keeps the Nine Realms in balance by simply existing, appears to have been stolen. Riley and a few unlikely new friends embark on a quest to find the stolen treasure. But the Enemy has not been idle: the world of Fjallfit, home of the last Vikings, is being threatened with destruction. And though Riley and the others are determined to both save the Vikings and recover the Shard, the odds are not in their favor. Riley must come to terms with who he truly is and become a sorcerer, or more than one civilization will be destroyed. And amidst prophetic guarantees of death and loss, there remains one question: Who stole the Shard to begin with?
Category: Fantasy fiction

The Soul Thief

Author : Cecelia Holland
ISBN : 1429975490
Genre : Fiction
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They were one soul in two bodies, Corban and Mav, twins born to the lord of a Irish coastal farmstead. Mav had the second sight and was her father's delight; Corban, though, was a deep disappointment, finally exiled for refusing his father's command to go and take up a sword for the High King. But on the night of Corban's exile, as he slept in the woods and brooded on injustice, the dreadful dragon ships of the Vikings bore down on his home with fire and the sword. The farm was plundered and burned; all the people were slain, save the young women--they were raped and dragged off to a life of slavery. From the coast of Ireland to the occupied village of Dublin, across the Irish Sea to a Viking stronghold in Britain, and then across the North Sea to the Kingdom of the Danes. Corban is drawn in the track of his ravaged sister, fighting for his own life and to earn the influence and money he will need to buy her freedom. His quest is not hopeless, for Mav's second sight, made stronger by the dreadful fate that has befallen her, has brought her to the attention of the Lady of Hedeby. The Lady, wealthy and influential in the Kingdom of the Danes, has bought Mav; she intends to use the twins , and their link with each other, to extend that influence far beyond Hedeby. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Norsemen In The Viking Age

Author : Eric Christiansen
ISBN : 9780470692769
Genre : History
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This history of the Nordic peoples in the period 750-1050 focuses on their homelands and colonies, demonstrating the fluidity and incoherence of the world in which they lived. Considers the Nordic peoples in Viking times without undue recourse to developmental theories. Guides readers through some of the scholarly controversies surrounding these peoples. Illustrated by reference to runic, poetic and archaeological evidence.
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The Serpent Dreamer

Author : Cecelia Holland
ISBN : 9781466840843
Genre : Fiction
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In The Soul Thief, and its spellbinding sequel, The Witches' Kitchen, celebrated historical novelist Cecilia Holland began an enthralling new tale of adventure, conflict, and passion set against the turbulent backdrop of the Viking invasions of Ireland in the ninth century. When Norse raiders slaughtered his family and abducted his sister, Corban Loosestrife set out on an odyssey that took him across half the world, from the Viking fortress of Jorvik to the wild and desolate shores of Vinland in the New World. Now, with The Serpent Dreamer, Holland continues this powerful epic, as Corban struggles to make a new life alone in this strange land amid bloody clashes between warring native clans. His service to the King of the Danes concluded, Corban returned to his new home in Vinland to find the colony destroyed, his beloved wife dead, and his twin sister Mav, with whom he shared a mystic bond, transfigured into a numinous being caught between this world and the next. Seeking shelter with a nearby tribe, Corban was shunned for his pale skin and dark, coarse hair, and feared for his strange powers to make fire and cut through the toughest skins with his magic blade. Epashti, the tribe's healer, came to love Corban, and in time bear him children. But Miska, the proud and cunning chief of the Wolf clan, despised Corban - in part because of his strangeness, but more because of Corban's bond with his twin sister, who Miska loves. Mav gave Miska a daughter, but spurned him ever after. Now, Mav's young daughter Ahanton has begun to show some of her mother's strange gifts. When her dream of a mighty army that worships a serpent convinces Miska that his old enemies, the Sun People, are approaching, he sets out to the east to unite the warring tribes into a force that may stand up to the invading army. But another vision compels Corban to travel west, toward the home of the Sun People, taking Espashti and young Anhaton with him. Hailed as an incarnation of Ixewe, the White Buffalo god, and kept as a curiosity by Itza Balam, the Lord of the Serpent Wand,. ruler of the great city of Cibal, Corban will play a pivotal role in a great destiny that will forever alter the world he has come to know. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Swords Of The Viking Age

Author : Ewart Oakeshott
ISBN : 9781843830894
Genre : History
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Representative examples of swords from 8th-11th century, fully described and illustrated, with general overview.
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The Viking Age

Author : Angus A. Somerville
ISBN : 9781442608702
Genre : History
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In assembling, translating, and arranging over a hundred primary source readings, Somerville and McDonald successfully illuminate the Vikings and their world for twenty-first-century students and instructors. The diversity of the Viking Age is brought to life through the range of sources presented, and the geographical and chronological coverage of these readings. The Norse translations, many of them new to this collection, are straightforward and easily accessible, and the chapter introductions contextualize the readings while allowing the sources to speak for themselves. The second edition of this popular reader has been revised and reorganized into fourteen chapters. Nearly twenty sources have been added, including material on children, games and entertainment, and runic inscriptions, as well as new readings on the martyrdom of Alfeah, the life of Saint Findan, and the martyrdom of Saint Edmund. The reader can be paired for classroom use with its companion volume, The Vikings and Their Age, authored by Somerville and McDonald. Together, these books provide comprehensive coverage for a course on the Vikings. Additional resources, such as a detailed bibliography and instructions on reading skaldic poetry, can be found on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com).
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