Vikings


AUTHENTIC HAVAMAL, THE THE SAYINGS OF THE VIKINGS.

Author: Jónasson, Björn, Translated from the Original by
Country: Iceland
Language: English
Year Published: 2001
No. of pages: 92
Illustrations: 0 Color Illustrations. 1 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Softbound
Size: 8”x 4 1/2”
Weight: 0.00
ISBN: 9979907010
Biblio/Bio:
Code: 5754

Price: $21.50

Hávamál is the words of wisdom which served as spiritual provisions for the Vikings on their long journeys over the rough sea to discover new lands. These sayings give a clear picture of their view of and attitude to life. It has often been compared to the old Chinese book of the Tao, which could be called the wisdom of the east. In the same manner, Hávamál is well described as the wisdom of the north. This small book is in a new and readable translation.

Cornwell, Bernard: SWORD SONG. In a Clash of Heroes, the Kingdom is Born.

Author: Cornwell, Bernard
Country: Great Britain
Language: English
Year Published: 2008
No. of pages: 365
Illustrations: 0 Color Illustrations. 0 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Softbound
Size: 8”x 5”
Weight: 2.00
ISBN: 9780007219735
Biblio/Bio:
Code: 6515

Price: $12.50

Cornwell's fourth entry in the popular Saxon Tales (following Lords of the North) is a rousing romp through the celebrated ninth-century reign of Alfred the Great. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, a 28-year-old pagan Saxon lord of war, has pledged to serve Alfred by commanding the defensive frontier forts (burhs). Trouble arises when the Norse Viking brothers Sigefrid and Erik Thurgilson capture and occupy London, threatening Alfred's border and his control of the Thames River port. The Christian Alfred directs Uhtred to raise a Wessex army, expel the pagan Thurgilsons and resecure London. Commanding Uhtred is his vain, abusive cousin Ethelred, who is married to Alfred's eldest daughter, Ethelflaed. Plying his swords Serpent-Breath and Wasp-Sting, Uhtred is a stirring, larger-than-life action hero conflicted by ambition, fidelity and thirst for violence. All the major characters are well drawn, and the London battle scenes unfold quickly and vividly. A deft mix of historical details and customs authenticates the saga. And Cornwell drops in a slick twist precipitating the climatic battle to wrest control of London for the Saxons, paving the way for the story to continue.

DANISH PREHISTORY AT MOESGÅRD.

Author: Søren Andersen, Torsten Madsen, Jens Poulsen, Hans Jørgen Madsen
Country: Denmark
Language: English
Year Published: 1988
No. of pages: 79
Illustrations: 113 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Softbound
Size: 8 1/2”x 6”
Weight: 1.00
ISBN: 8787334178
Biblio/Bio:
Code: 0365

Price: $21.50

A vivid illustration from the Moesgård exhibit of artifacts and archaeological finds from the Stone Age through the Viking Age, including such attractions as Viking rune stones and the Grauballe man, a completely preserved bog body from the Iron Age.

EDDA.

Author: Sturluson, Snorri. Björn Jonasson, ed
Country: Iceland
Language: English
Year Published: 2003
No. of pages: 351
Illustrations: 79 Color Illustrations. 44 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Clothbound with Jacket
Size: 11” x 8 1/2”
Weight: 4.00
ISBN: 9979856580
Biblio/Bio: Index. Bios.
Code: 5791

Price: $75.00

The Edda was written around the year 1220, in Reykholt, Iceland by Snorri Sturluson. It remains one of the most important books ever written in all of Scandinavia, and has sometimes been called the birth certificate of Nordic Culture. The aim of this edition is to show the Edda in the context of the great art it has inpsired through the centuries and across national borders. The book contains about 130 paintings, watercolours, wood-cuts, drawings of artists from Denmark, The Faeroe Islands, Great Britain, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. The oldest illustrations are from an Icelandic 17th century manuscript and the youngest are painted by brilliant young artists of today.

FAR-FARERS, THE. A Journey from Viking Iceland to Crusader Jerusalem

Author: Clark, Victoria
Country: New York
Language: English
Year Published: 2003
No. of pages: 459
Illustrations: 10 Color Illustrations. 3 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Clothbound with Jacket
Size: 9 1/2”x 6 1/2”
Weight: 2.00
ISBN: 0802714226
Biblio/Bio: Index. Bibl.
Code: 5605

Price: $19.50

Just before the year 1000, a young Viking named Thorvald turned his back on the pagan gods of his fathers to preach the Christian gospel, whereupon his Icelandic countrymen mocked him as a homosexual and outlawed him. Thorvald abandoned his homeland and embarked on an epic journey to Jerusalem. 1000 years later, Victoria Clark embarked on the same journey to see how the dramatic changes and conflicts sweeping Western Europe a millennium ago still resonate today. She illuminates influential 11th-century characters - emperors of Christendom, abbots, saints, princesses, crusaders - who form links in a historical chain, while 21st-century people Clark encounter as she travels through Iceland, Central and Western Europe, Balkans, Turkey, and the Middle East cast fresh light on both worlds. A section of color pages reproduces medieval artworks.