Roesdahl a.o.: The Vikings. Paperback

  • The Vikings.
  • Else Roesdahl.
  • Paperback, 352 pages, plates, notes, bibliography, index.
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.