The Vikings, Paperback

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Far from being just 'wild, barbaric, axe-wielding pirates', the Vikings created complex social institutions, oversaw the coming of Christianity to Scandinavia and made a major impact on European history through trade, travel and far-flung consolidation.

This encyclopedic study brings together the latest research on Viking art, burial customs, class divisions, jewellery, kingship, poetry and family life.

The result is a rich and compelling picture of an extraordinary civilisation.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages, b&w plates, notes, bibliography, index
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9780140252828

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