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The Viking Warrior

The Norse Raiders Who Terrorized Medieval Europe

By (author) Ben Hubbard
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 20th Aug 2015
Dimensions: w 294mm h 225mm d 31mm
Weight: 1315g
ISBN-10: 1782742913
ISBN-13: 9781782742913
Barcode No: 9781782742913
Synopsis
"It is better to stand and fight. If you run, you'll only die tired." - Viking saying. Beginning in 789 CE, the Vikings raided monasteries, sacked settlements and invaded the Atlantic coast of Europe and the British Isles. They looted and enslaved their enemies, terrorising all whom they encountered. But that is only part of their story. Sailing their famous longboats, 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 can be found as far apart as Canada and Turkey. 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 and artefacts. Arranged thematically, The Viking Warrior examines the Norsemen through their origins, society, raiding culture, weapons and war tactics, exploration, trade, settlements and kingdoms. Illustrated with more than 200 colour and black-and-white photographs, maps and artworks, The Viking Warrior is an expertly written account of a people who have long captured the popular imagination.

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