By Katherine Holman
The ancient Dictionary of the Vikings strains Viking job in Europe, North the United States, and Asia for over 3 centuries. in this interval humans from Scandinavia used their longships to release lightning raids upon their eu associates, to colonize new lands within the east and west, and to switch Scandinavian furs for japanese wine and spices and Arab silver. The Viking age additionally observed major adjustments at domestic in Scandinavia - kings prolonged their energy, Norse paganism misplaced flooring to christianity, and new cities and ports thrived due to elevated touch with the broader world.
This e-book offers a complete paintings of reference for individuals drawn to the Vikings, together with entries at the major historic figures occupied with this dramatic interval, very important battles and treaties, major archaeological reveals, and key works and resources of data at the interval. It additionally summarizes the effect the Vikings had at the parts the place they traveled and settled. there's a chronological desk, exact and annotated bibliographies for various subject matters and geographical destinations, and an creation discussing the key occasions and advancements of the Viking age.