Author: Jónasson, Björn, Translated from the Original by
Year Published: 2001
No. of pages: 92
Illustrations: 0 Color Illustrations. 1 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 8”x 4 1/2”
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.
Author: Cornwell, Bernard
Country: Great Britain
Year Published: 2008
No. of pages: 365
Illustrations: 0 Color Illustrations. 0 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 8”x 5”
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.
Author: Søren Andersen, Torsten Madsen, Jens Poulsen, Hans Jørgen Madsen
Year Published: 1988
No. of pages: 79
Illustrations: 113 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 8 1/2”x 6”
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.
Author: Clark, Victoria
Country: New York
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”
Biblio/Bio: Index. Bibl.
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.
Year Published: 2008
No. of pages: 147
Illustrations: 194 Color Illustrations. 1 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11”x 9 1/2”
This book is a tale in images of a most unusual journey from Roskilde to Dublin. The voyage took place on board “The Sea Stallion from Glendalough,” a full scale reconstruction of the 30 meter long warship - “Skuldelev 2”- that was built in Dublin in the 1040s. The voyage recorded in this book went from Roskilde via Norway to the Orkney islands, down the west coast of Scotland and across the Irish Sea to Dublin. 1200 nautical miles through waters that tied the western world of the Vikings together.