The Age of the Vikings

Author: Anders Winroth
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400851904
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. The Age of the Vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history. Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and archaeological evidence, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage. He not only explains the Viking attacks, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, politics, discovery, and colonization, and reveals how Viking arts, literature, and religious thought evolved in ways unequaled in the rest of Europe. The Age of the Vikings sheds new light on the complex society, culture, and legacy of these legendary seafarers.

Die Wikinger

Author: Anders Winroth
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608109528
Format: PDF
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Anschaulich und mit großem Erzähltalent schildert Anders Winroth die Lebenswelt der Wikinger. Zugleich zeichnet er ein umfassendes, farbiges Bild einer der stürmischsten Epochen des Abendlandes, in der die Räuber aus dem Norden das Gesicht Europas veränderten. Nach wie vor haben die Wikinger einen lebhaften Einfluss auf unsere Phantasie: Sie brandschatzten und trieben Sklavenhandel. Doch es gab auch friedliche Ansiedlungen, und sie entwickelten ein weit ausgreifendes Handelsnetzwerk. In ihren starken, schnellen Schiffen ließen sie ihre Heimatländer weit hinter sich zurück – nicht nur um zu plündern, sondern auch aus reiner Entdeckerlust. Anders Winroth schreibt gegen die gängigen Mythen an, untersucht jeden wichtigen Aspekt dieses aufregenden Zeitalters und stellt so den Innovationsgeist und schieren Wagemut der Wikinger dar, ohne ihr destruktives Erbe zu beschönigen. Zugleich enthüllt er, wie sich Kunst, Literatur und religiöses Denken der Wikinger auf eine Art und Weise entwickelten, die in Europa einzigartig dasteht: eine ebenso unterhaltsame wie umfassende Darstellung einer Gesellschaft, die weitaus modernere Züge trägt, als man vermuten möchte. »Der Autor versteht es, äußerst plastisch die Wikingerzeit auferstehen zu lassen.« Damals, Oktober 2016 »Das Buch von Anders Winroth ist so wichtig, weil es ein umfassendes objektives Verständnis der Wikinger-Kultur ermöglicht.« Gerhard Beckmann, Passauer Neue Presse »Anders Winroth hat ein anschauliches, populärwissenschaftliches Buch über ein Volk geschrieben, von dem wenig bekannt ist und über das viele Vorurteile verbreitet sind.« Rolf Hürzeler, kulturtipp

The Vikings and Their Age

Author: Angus A. Somerville
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442605227
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The Vikings and Their Age offers a quick overview of the chronology and major themes of the Viking period.

The Soul Thief

Author: Cecelia Holland
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429975490
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They were one soul in two bodies, Corban and Mav, twins born to the lord of a Irish coastal farmstead. Mav had the second sight and was her father's delight; Corban, though, was a deep disappointment, finally exiled for refusing his father's command to go and take up a sword for the High King. But on the night of Corban's exile, as he slept in the woods and brooded on injustice, the dreadful dragon ships of the Vikings bore down on his home with fire and the sword. The farm was plundered and burned; all the people were slain, save the young women--they were raped and dragged off to a life of slavery. From the coast of Ireland to the occupied village of Dublin, across the Irish Sea to a Viking stronghold in Britain, and then across the North Sea to the Kingdom of the Danes. Corban is drawn in the track of his ravaged sister, fighting for his own life and to earn the influence and money he will need to buy her freedom. His quest is not hopeless, for Mav's second sight, made stronger by the dreadful fate that has befallen her, has brought her to the attention of the Lady of Hedeby. The Lady, wealthy and influential in the Kingdom of the Danes, has bought Mav; she intends to use the twins , and their link with each other, to extend that influence far beyond Hedeby. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Age of the Viking

Author: Wesley Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781519778277
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The age of the Viking draws to a close... ...a new age begins. Riley had always dreamed of adventures, particularly the Old Norse legends his best friend and roommate Conor always told him about. He wanted nothing more than to get away from the orphanage, to escape to a world of magic and heroes. But when an ordinary field trip goes horribly wrong, Riley discovers that a world of magic and heroes exists right under his nose, and that Conor doesn't just know about it; he is at the center of it. Conor spirits Riley and their mutual friend Valerie off to Midpoint, the world of the Sentinels. It is there that Riley learns that the "myths" Conor had told him - Odin, Thor, the Nine Realms, and countless others - are all very real. But where there are heroes, so too are there villains. Morunya Durmacil, the fallen power from the earliest days of Creation, the reason all intelligent beings fear the dark, is stirring from his exile in the Void at long last. And it can be no coincidence that the Shard of Earth, the relic that keeps the Nine Realms in balance by simply existing, appears to have been stolen. Riley and a few unlikely new friends embark on a quest to find the stolen treasure. But the Enemy has not been idle: the world of Fjallfit, home of the last Vikings, is being threatened with destruction. And though Riley and the others are determined to both save the Vikings and recover the Shard, the odds are not in their favor. Riley must come to terms with who he truly is and become a sorcerer, or more than one civilization will be destroyed. And amidst prophetic guarantees of death and loss, there remains one question: Who stole the Shard to begin with?

Die Wikinger

Author: Rudolf Simek
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406616240
Format: PDF, Docs
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Zum Buch Mit den Wikingern verbindet man oft die Vorstellung von beutegierigen und trinkfesten Seeräubern. Rudolf Simek konfrontiert im vorliegenden Band diese und andere Gemeinplätze mit den Ergebnissen der neuesten Forschung und entwickelt so auf ebenso verständliche wie anschauliche Weise das facettenreiche Bild einer faszinierenden Kultur, deren Spuren von Grönland bis nach Sizilien, von Amerika bis weit nach Rußland reichen.