The Vikings: A New History

The Vikings: A New History

An archaeologist is going past the Vikings’ bloody acceptance to look for the reality, in a brand new and groundbreaking history

The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished merciless retribution, and prided themselves on their bloodthirsty talents as warriors. yet their prowess in conflict is barely a small a part of their tale, which stretches from their Scandinavian origins to the USA within the West and so far as Baghdad within the East. because the Vikings didn't write their very own heritage, we need to become aware of it for ourselves; and that discovery, as Neil Oliver finds, tells a rare tale of a those that, from the threshold of destruction, reached 1 / 4 of how all over the world and outfitted an empire that lasted approximately 200 years.

Drawing on discoveries that experience just recently come to gentle, Scottish archaeologist Neil Oliver is going at the path of the genuine Vikings. the place did they emerge from? How did they truly reside? And simply what drove them to embark on such outstanding voyages of discovery over 1000 years in the past? The Vikings: a brand new History explores a lot of these questions for the 1st time in an epic tale of 1 of the world’s nice empires of conquest.

sixteen pages of colour and B&W pictures

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