Author: Hall, Richard
Country: New York
Language: English
Year Published: 2007
No. of pages: 240
Illustrations: 149 Color Illustrations. 183 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound
Size: 10”x 8”
Weight: 3.00
ISBN: 9780500051443
Biblio/Bio: Bibl. Bios. Index.
Code: 5926

Price: $49.50

Here is the complete story of the vikings from their origins in Scandinavia during the early first millenium AD, through the incredible period of raiding, trading, and settling known as the Viking Age and the huge impact that the vikings had on the course of European history, to the last surviving viking settlements in 15th century Greenland. The book explores viking life and culture in detail, from their costumes and appearance to their longhouses and towns, including warfare, targets, and tactics are analyzed, as are their weapons, crafts, and other artifacts-including their stunning pattern-welded swords, their helmets, and their hoards. The ship, the linchpin of the viking world, is described and illustrated with numerous examples, among them Oseberg and Nydam.