The Vikings in History

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Taylor & Francis, 2005 - History - 205 pages
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Completely updated to include important primary research, archaeological findings and debates from the last decade, this third edition of F. Donald Logan's successful book examines the Vikings and their critical role in history.

The author uses archaeological, literary and historical evidence to analyze the Vikings' overseas expeditions and their transformation from raiders to settlers. Focusing on the period from 800-1050, it studies the Vikings across the world, from Denmark and Sweden right across to the British Isles, the North Atlantic and the New World.

This edition includes:

  • a new epilogue explaining the aims of the book
  • updated further reading sections
  • maps and photographs.

By taking this new archaeological and primary research into account, the author provides a vital text for history students and researchers of this fascinating people.

 

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Contents

Viking Age Scandinavia
4
The first raids on the British Isles and their aftermath
21
Early Viking attacks on the British Isles
23
Ireland in the Viking Age
31
Excavations of Viking and medieval Dublin
33
Across the North Atlantic
43
Iceland and the Faroe Islands in the Viking Age
46
Viking Greenland and the Eastern Settlement
56
The Danes in England
121
Early Viking raids on England 83565
123
England in the time of King Alfred
130
Roman roads used by the Vikings
133
Burghal Hidage defences for the kingdom of Wessex c 900
136
Fortifications by Edward the Elder and Ethelred 90723
139
Viking Age York
142
The Scandinavian settlement
150

The Vikings and the New World
66
The Vikings and the New World
68
Excavated site at LAnse aux Meadows Newfoundland
83
The Danes in the south
97
Danish Vikings in western Europe
99
The great attacks 87992
111
Extent of attacks by the army of Thorkell the Tall 100911
158
The Swedes and the east
163
Valdai Hills and river systems
165
Viking Russia
168
Constantinople and environs
172
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