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Author Somerville, Angus A., 1943-

Title The Vikings and their age / by Angus A. Somerville and R. Andrew McDonald.

Imprint Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2013.


Description xv, 160 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Series Companions to medieval studies series ; v. 1
Companions to medieval studies ; v. 1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-155) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The Viking Age: An Overview -- 3. Viking Society and Religion: An Overview -- 4. Viking Biographies -- 5. How Do We Know? Sources for the Vikings and Their Age, and How to Use Them -- 6. Case Study: The Vita Findani as a Window into the Viking Age -- 7. Timeline -- 8. Research Tools.
Summary "The Vikings and Their Age offers a quick overview of the chronology and major themes of the Viking period. Written in an accessible manner, it also provides a great introduction to some of the most interesting and significant figures in Viking lore, such as Harald Bluetooth, Eirik the Red, Leif Eiriksson, and Gudrid Thorbjarnardottir, a female Viking traveller. Insights and evidence from such diverse disciplines as archaeology, philology, linguistics, and genetics are provided.
Subject Vikings
Civilization, Viking
Vikings -- Sources.
Added Author McDonald, R. Andrew (Russell Andrew), 1965-
ISBN 9781442607620 (hardback)
1442607629 (hardback)

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