THE WORLD OF THE VIKINGS

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The World Of The Vikings

Author : Richard Hall
ISBN : 0500290512
Genre : History
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Explores the Viking ways with photographs, reconstruction of Vicking ways, maps, antiquites, and history.
Category: History

The World Of Vikings

Author : Justin Pollard
ISBN : 9781452153001
Genre : Performing Arts
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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 ebook is a must for fans of the show and history buffs alike.
Category: Performing Arts

The World Of The Vikings

Author : Ole Klindt-Jensen
ISBN : UOM:39015005535326
Genre : History
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Category: History

Exploring The World Of The Vikings

Author : Elaine Landau
ISBN : 0766023400
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses what life was like for the Vikings, including what they ate, wore, celebrated, and discovered.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Barbarian Rites

Author : Hans-Peter Hasenfratz
ISBN : 9781620554487
Genre : Social Science
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Discover the untamed paganism of the Vikings and the Germanic tribes prior to the complete Christianization of Europe • Explores the different forms of magic practiced by these tribes, including runic magic, necromancy (death magic), soul-travel, and shape-shifting • Examines their rites of passage and initiation rituals and their most important gods, such as Odin, Loki, and Thor • Looks at barbarian magic in historical accounts, church and assembly records, and mythology as well as an eyewitness report from a 10th-century Muslim diplomat • Reveals the use and abuse of this tradition’s myths and magic by the Nazis Before the conversion of Europe to Christianity in the Middle Ages, Germanic tribes roamed the continent, plundering villages and waging battles to seek the favor of Odin, their god of war, ecstasy, and magic. Centuries later, predatory Viking raiders from Scandinavia carried on similar traditions. These wild “barbarians” had a system of social classes and familial clans with complex spiritual customs, from rites of passage for birth, death, and adulthood to black magic practices and shamanic ecstatic states, such as the infamous “berserker’s rage.” Chronicling the original pagan tradition of free and wild Europe--and the use and abuse of its myths and magic by the Nazis--Hans-Peter Hasenfratz offers a concise history of the Germanic tribes of Europe and their spiritual, magical, and occult beliefs. Looking at historical accounts, church and assembly records, mythology, and folktales from Germany, Russia, Scandinavia, and Iceland as well as an eyewitness report of Viking customs and rituals from a 10th-century Muslim diplomat, Hasenfratz explores the different forms of magic--including charms, runic magic, necromancy, love magic, soul-travel, and shamanic shape-shifting--practiced by the Teutonic tribes and examines their interactions with and eventual adaptation to Christianity. Providing in-depth information on their social class and clan structure, rites of passage, and their most important gods and goddesses, such as Odin, Loki, Thor, and Freyja, Hasenfratz reveals how it is only through understanding our magical barbarian roots that we can see the remnants of their language, culture, and dynamic spirit that have carried through to modern times.
Category: Social Science

Ivory Vikings The Mystery Of The Most Famous Chessmen In The World And The Woman Who Made Them

Author : Nancy Marie Brown
ISBN : 9781466879133
Genre : History
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In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Harry played Wizard's Chess with them in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Housed at the British Museum, they are among its most visited and beloved objects. Questions abounded: Who carved them? Where? Nancy Marie Brown's Ivory Vikings explores these mysteries by connecting medieval Icelandic sagas with modern archaeology, art history, forensics, and the history of board games. In the process, Ivory Vikings presents a vivid history of the 400 years when the Vikings ruled the North Atlantic, and the sea-road connected countries and islands we think of as far apart and culturally distinct: Norway and Scotland, Ireland and Iceland, and Greenland and North America. The story of the Lewis chessmen explains the economic lure behind the Viking voyages to the west in the 800s and 900s. And finally, it brings from the shadows an extraordinarily talented woman artist of the twelfth century: Margret the Adroit of Iceland.
Category: History

Cultural Atlas Of The Viking World

Author : Colleen E. Batey
ISBN : 0816030049
Genre : History
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Examines the life, art, and technology of Vikings and discusses the extent of the travels
Category: History

Viking

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781405365925
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Help your child learn about Vikings with the new edition of this fact-packed guide and dedicated website From the magnificent ships Vikings were buried in to the places Viking traders found silk, spices and fur; let your child explore the story of the Vikings - their ships, weapons, legends and sagas of war and discovery. They'll discover more about Vikings by downloading 100s of amazing images. Then use the giant pull-out wallchart to decorate their room. Great for projects or just for fun, ensure your child learns everything they need to know about Vikings. With dedicated website www.ew.dk.com.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction