Download or read book The Return of the Vikings written by Donald Scragg and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2006-11-01 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On a day in August, one thousand years ago, a fleet of ninety viking ships sailed into the estuary of the Blackwater river, Essex. Fresh from the ravage of Ipswich, under the command of the king of Denmark, they were intent no doubt on the rich spoils to be had from the royal Mint of Maldon. This is a history of the battle of Maldon.
Download or read book The Vikings written by Martyn Whittock and published by Lion Books. This book was released on 2018-06-22 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The popular image of the Vikings is of tall red-headed men, raping and pillaging their way around the coast of Europe, stopping only to ransack monasteries and burn longships. But the violent Vikings of the 8th century became the pious Christians of the 11th century, who gave gold crosses to Christian churches and in whose areas of rule pagan idols were destroyed and churches were built. So how did this radical transformation happen, and why? What difference did it make to the Vikings, and to those around them, and what is their legacy today? This book takes a "global" look at this key period in Viking history, exploring all the major areas of Viking settlement. Written to be an accessible and engaging overview for the general reader.
Download or read book Vikings and Goths written by Gary Dean Peterson and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-06-14 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Vikings descended upon Europe at the close of the 8th century, invading the continent's western seas and river systems, trading, raiding and spreading terror. In the north, they settled Iceland and Greenland and reached North America. In the east, Swedish Varangians established a river road to the Orient. With the collapse of the Viking commercial empire, Sweden and the other Scandinavian countries struggled to survive, their hardships exacerbated by internal strife, foreign domination and the Black Death. This book details the development of Scandinavia--Sweden in particular--from the end of the Ice Age, through a series of prehistoric cultures, the Bronze and Iron ages, to the Viking period and late Middle Ages. Recent research suggests a Swedish origin of the Goths, who helped dismember the Roman Empire, and evidence of Swedish participation in the western Viking expeditions. Special attention is given to Eastern Europe, where Sweden dominated commerce through the conquest of trade towns and the river systems of Russia.
Download or read book Breaking Ice written by Arctic Institute of North America and published by University of Calgary Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The pace of technological, social, and environmental change in Canada's Arctic has profound effects on resource management and policy decisions. The chapters in this volume result from a project undertaken by the Ocean Management Research Network that examines the nature of Arctic environmental evolution and sustainability. From the pressures of development, technological advances, globalization, and climate change to social and cultural life, this book attempts to define the nature of competing demands and assess their impact on the environment. Breaking Ice: Renewable Resource and Ocean Management in the Canadian North provide a detailed examination of ocean and coastal management in the Canadian north, exploring a wide range of issues critical to environmental stewardship and breaking the ice to connect academics, government managers, policy-makers, aboriginal groups, and industry.
Download or read book The Viking Bodleys written by Horace Elisha Scudder and published by . This book was released on 1884 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Return of the Vikings written by Chris Shern and published by . This book was released on 2018-04-13 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: RETURN OF THE VIKINGS - NORDIC LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF EXTREME CHANGE tells the story of the rich heritage of the Nordic peoples: as explorers, navigators, trendsetters, political and educational innovators. This provides deep roots, traced back to the Viking era and the nine noble virtues of Nordic mythology. And it still informs the way the Nordic peoples live and work today. "The methods, values and leadership practices of the Vikings are woven into the DNA of international businesses founded in the Nordics, and exemplified by many Nordic practitioners who work in other countries or for non-Nordic organizations. The inclusive, trusting, collaborative style of Nordic leadership offers an alternative way to negotiate through our current times of extreme change. What many of us are now experiencing online in distributed, fluid, networked communities, the Nordics have been practicing on land and sea for centuries. The Nordics are not waiting around to find out when the future begins. They are already leading the way" (passage from the book). "RETURN OF THE VIKINGS takes a timely and insightful look into the trust-based Nordic approach to leadership, its origins in the Viking era, and its relevance for a future marked by extreme change and uncertainty. An inspirational read told through the stories of others. " - Jan Carlzon, Former CEO for Scandinavian Airlines System and international best-selling author of Moments of Truth. The authors offer an intriguing perspective on the Nordic societies, their leadership style and way of doing business. Their own stories are interwoven with those of a diverse range of interviewees, including business executives, politicians, writers, designers, athletes, military personnel and entrepreneurs.
Download or read book The English Bodley Family and The Viking Bodleys written by Horace Elisha Scudder and published by . This book was released on 1884 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book A History of the Vikings written by T. D. Kendrick and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2012-03-15 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Enthralling, well-documented, and vivid account by a leading authority on the subject chronicles the activities of those bold sea raiders of the North who terrorized Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries.
Download or read book Only the Vikings written by David James Smith and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2017-03-05 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "You all know me as Highland Warrior Chief Cattan, a Sennachie who can recite all our ancestors, and as a parson looking to save your souls. Today, I give you a reason to fight and to keep hold of what we have created. The heathen Vikings, we now face, left their own homelands to explored the wider world. We need to know how far they have reached, and to dissuade those we meet from coming back to our western isles. We the Catti tribe are accepted by the Picts and are trusted to make their alliances. Be ready to fight on for what is your inheritance. I will be with you."
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of the Vikings written by Katherine Holman and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2003-09-29 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a comprehensive work of reference for people interested in the vikings, including entries on the main historical figures involved in this dramatic period, important battles and treaties, significant archaeological finds, and key works and sources of information on the period. It also summarizes the impact the vikings had on the areas where they traveled and settled. There is a chronological table, detailed and annotated bibliographies for different themes and geographical locations, and an introduction discussing the major events and developments of the viking age.
Download or read book History of the Vikings and Norse Culture written by Njord Kane and published by Spangenhelm Publishing. This book was released on 2019-09-02 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of the Norse begins with the first ancient tribes during the early Nordic Stone Age. There originated the Nordic Ax Culture when primitive Norsemen create their first stone battle axes. An incredible evolution of an innovative and progressive culture that groomed legendary warriors whose voices still roar out today. Take a journey into the Age of Viking Expansion where Ragnar Lothbrok, Rollo, Erik the Red, and many other famous Vikings take you on a ride into the very Halls of Valhalla. Learn about Norse culture, marriage customs, baby naming ceremonies, and the sacrificial blóts used in spiritual and religious observances. Explore legendary Norse such as the Jómsvíkings, Varangian, and Rus'. The Vikings played ball and board games and had their own form of martial arts called Glima. Explore knowledge and technology specific to a culture that was shaped by a people who were able to reach great distances across seas beyond their homelands. A battle ferocious people who were unmatched by their opponents. There's a whole new world of understanding about the ancient vikings has been opened up by new archaeological discoveries and studies. New findings that lead to new questions about the Jötnar, often called frost giants. There were many shared technologies between the Ancient Norse, the Inuit and other Native American aborigines. Viking explorers have long interacted and traded with many people and cultures afar. Were ancient Norse already in contact with early Native Americans? See for yourself with new information about the Norse that was once lost in time.
Download or read book Viking Kings of Britain and Ireland written by Clare Downham and published by Dunedin Academic Press Ltd. This book was released on 2008-10-03 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vikings plagued the coasts of Ireland and Britain in the 790s. By the mid-ninth century vikings had established a number of settlements in Ireland and Britain and had become heavily involved with local politics. A particularly successful viking leader named Ivarr campaigned on both sides of the Irish Sea in the 860s. His descendants dominated the major seaports of Ireland and challenged the power of kings in Britain during the later ninth and tenth centuries. This book provides a political analysis of the deeds of Ivarr's family from their first appearance in Insular records down to the year 1014. Such an account is necessary in light of the flurry of new work that has been done in other areas of Viking Studies. In line with these developments Clare Downham provides a reconsideration of events based on contemporary written accounts.
Download or read book Cultural Diversity in the British Middle Ages written by J. Cohen and published by Springer. This book was released on 2008-08-04 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through close readings of both familiar and obscure medieval texts, the contributors to this volume attempt to read England as a singularly powerful entity within a vast geopolitical network. This capacious world can be glimpsed in the cultural flows connecting the Normans of Sicily with the rulers of England, or Chaucer with legends arriving from Bohemia. It can also be seen in surprising places in literature, as when green children are discovered in twelfth-century Yorkshire or when Welsh animals begin to speak of the long history of their land s colonization. The contributors to this volume seek moments of cultural admixture and heterogeneity within texts that have often been assumed to belong to a single, national canon, discovering moments when familiar and bounded space erupt into unexpected diversity and infinite realms.
Download or read book The Untold History of the Vikings written by Martin J. Dougherty and published by Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2016-07-15 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beginning in 789AD, the Vikings raided monasteries, sacked cities and invaded western Europe. They looted and enslaved their enemies. But that is only part of their story. In long boats they discovered Iceland and America (both by accident) and also sailed up the Seine to Paris (which they sacked). They settled 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 remain all the way from North America to Istanbul. 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. In this accessible book, the whole narrative of the Viking story is examined from the eighth to the 11th century. Arranged thematically, Vikings A History of the Norse People, examines the Norsemen from exploration to religion to trade to settlement to weaponry to kingdoms to their demise and legacy. But today questions remain: what prompted the first Viking raids? What stopped their expansion? And how much of the tales of murder, rape and pillage is myth?
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|Publisher||: Walter de Gruyter|
|Release Date||: 2010-12-13|
|ISBN 10||: 9783110231403|
|Pages||: 393 pages|
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Download or read book International Bibliography of Historical Sciences 2006 written by Massimo Mastrogregori and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2010-12-13 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Annually published since 1930, the International bibliography of Historical Sciences (IBOHS) is an international bibliography of the most important historical monographs and periodical articles published throughout the world, which deal with history from the earliest to the most recent times. The works are arranged systematically according to period, region or historical discipline, andwithin this classificationalphabetically. The bibliography contains a geographical index and indexes of persons and authors.
Download or read book The Vikings My First Fact File written by Philip Steele and published by . This book was released on 2019-08 with total page 51 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this fascinating fact file, children can go beyond the fierce reputation of the Vikings as warriors and learn about their everyday lives as farmers, craftspeople and tradespeople, their beliefs, their society and their culture.
Download or read book Vikings ENHANCED eBook written by Tracey Ann Schofield and published by Lorenz Educational Press. This book was released on 2002-03-01 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Learn about Viking citizens, politics, food, fashion, religion, currency, commerce, literature, art, architecture and travel. Through innovative group and individual projects, students discover the intricacies of Viking society and the accomplishments of one of history's most fascinating peoples, separating fact from fantasy as they examine the everyday lives of these infamous old world traders, raiders and explorers.