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A History of the Vikings
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date July 19, 2001
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780192801340
ISBN-10 0192801341
Dimensions 1.25 by 4.75 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $21.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "An utterly splendid book, quite the most brilliantly written, balanced, and explanative general work on the Vikings ever to appear in English or in any language."-- Scandinavian Studies

The subject of this book is the Viking realms, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, their civilization and culture, and their many sided achievements at home and abroad.
A highly readable narrative follows the development of these Northern peoples--the Nordmenn--from their origins and the legendary pre-history to the military triumphs of Canute and the defeat of Harald Hardrádi at Stamford Bridge in 1066, which symbolically ended the Viking age.
The book recounts the Vikings' exploits in war, trade, and colonization: the assault on Western Christendom; the trading and military ventures to the Slav and Muslim worlds and to Byzantium; and the western voyages of discovery and settlement to Greenland, Iceland, and America.
Numerous photographs, maps, and drawings contribute to Gwyn Jones's rounded portrait of Viking civilization and vividly evoke the importance in their culture of religion, art, and seafaring.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780192850638
 
from Oxford Univ Pr (September 1, 1973); titled "A History of the Vikings."
9780192850638 | details & prices | List price $3.95
About: The history of the Viking peoples and kingdoms, from their half-glimpsed origins and legendary prehistory to the triumphs of Canute, is as exciting a story as has ever been told.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780192801340 Book cover for 9780192851390
 
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2 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (July 19, 2001)
9780192801340 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $21.95
About: "An utterly splendid book, quite the most brilliantly written, balanced, and explanative general work on the Vikings ever to appear in English or in any language.
Revised edition from Oxford Univ Pr (December 1, 1984)
9780192851390 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $17.95
About: The history of the Viking peoples and kingdoms, from their half-glimpsed origins and legendary prehistory to the triumphs of Canute, is as exciting a story as has ever been told.

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