The Oxford Illustrated History of the VikingsBook - 2001
Were the Vikings, as contemporary description had it, a 'valiant, wrathful, foreign, purely pagan people' who swept in from the sea to plunder and slaughter? Or in the words of a Manx folksong 'ware-wolves keen in hungry quest', who lived and died by the sea and the sword. Or were theyunusually successful merchants, extortionists, and pioneer explorers?This book, by leading international scholars, considers the latest research and presents a compelling picture of the Vikings and their age. Excavations as far apart as Dublin and Newfoundland, York and Kiev, provide fascinating archaeological evidence, expertly interpreted in this extensivelyillustrated book.
Publisher: Oxford, [England] :, Oxford University Press,, 
Copyright Date: ©1997
Branch Call Number: 948.022 OXF
Characteristics: xv, 298 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Illustrated history of the Vikings