The VikingsBook - 2011
Known for hit-and-run raids that struck terror into the hearts of villagers across Europe during the Middle Ages, the Vikings were independent farmers but also daring explorers, sailing far from Scandinavia in search of new land to conquer and farm. Author Don Nardo unpacks the many myths surrounding the Vikings with this comprehensive account of the their culture and impact upon the course of history. Chapters approach the subject with accessible language, maps, and timelines to broaden student understanding and facilitate research. Topics discussed in this edition include: the origin of the Vikings, conquests and expansions, the nature of Viking communities, Norse mythology, explorations of the West, and the end of the Viking age.
Publisher: Farmington Mills, MI : Lucent Books/gale, Cengage Learning, c2011
Branch Call Number: 948.022 NAR 2011 22
Characteristics: 112 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 24 cm