The Vikings

Author: Lance Hightower
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523295357
Format: PDF, Docs
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The world of the Vikings is larger than life, filled with sagas of warriors who made fighting a career, but there's a lot more to Viking history than blood-letting and piracy. Their achievements, rich culture and craftsmanship contributed greatly to our world today, and their explorations helped make up the boundaries of nations. The Vikings: Raiders, Explorers, and Seafaring Warriors by author Lance Hightower will give you a glimpse of the battles that raged for more than 300 years, sparked by the cultural and religious differences that were the trigger for warring with the Franks, England and Ireland, and for trade and exploration into the Muslim empire, the Byzantine Empire, as far as Russia, Spain and North America. They came from Sweden, Norway and Denmark, not as one army, but as separate tribes who assaulted their way through Christendom as retaliation for the destruction of their holy icon. They came from the sea in a way that ingeniously allowed them to go where no conventional ship dared, and they were able to navigate waters without benefit of the sun to guide them. They used boats that made ship-building history - light, fast, and equally efficient in shallow rivers and mighty oceans. They terrorized, traded, bartered, took slaves, colonized, fought and died all in the name of Odin, god of the battle-slain. Perhaps in the end, they fought more for territory and riches than principle, but the history of the Vikings will always remain as one of the most enthralling of all Ages, where honor was crucial, death on the battlefield was preferred to idleness, and the stormy pantheon of their gods still held the greatest influence in their lives. The brilliant sagas come to life with snippets of modern translations, told like tales of old should be told, with dread, heroics and excitement. Lance Hightower combines his own expertise with the latest archeological findings and information given to us from ancient text to present a first-rate portrayal of the Vikings in an easy-to-read format that is a refreshing change from the usual dry delivery of history.

Vikings

Author: Aileen Weintraub
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780516251189
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Describes the training, clothing, weapons, and behavior of the Vikings, and explores some famous Vikings, including Erik the Red and Leif Erikson.

Vikings

Author: Tracey Ann Schofield
Publisher: Teaching and Learning Company
ISBN: 1773442929
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learn about Viking citizens, politics, food, fashion, religion, currency, commerce, literature, art, architecture and travel. Through innovative group and individual projects, students discover the intricacies of Viking society and the accomplishments of one of history's most fascinating peoples, separating fact from fantasy as they examine the everyday lives of these infamous old world traders, raiders and explorers.

Vikings eBook

Author: Tracey Ann Schofield
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 0787785687
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Learn about Viking citizens, politics, food, fashion, religion, currency, commerce, literature, art, architecture and travel. Through innovative group and individual projects, students discover the intricacies of Viking society and the accomplishments of one of history's most fascinating peoples, separating fact from fantasy as they examine the everyday lives of these infamous old world traders, raiders and explorers.

History of the Sword

Author: Bruce LaFontaine
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486401393
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Forty-four carefully researched, ready-to-color drawings depict swords and their bearers from prehistory through the 17th century. Detailed captions enhance this rich pictorial history for colorists, students of weaponry, and armchair adventurers.

Das letzte K nigreich Der wei e Reiter

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 364440187X
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Das letzte Königreich Nordengland im Jahre 866: Mit zehn Jahren erlebt der Fürstensohn Uhtred den Einfall der Wikinger. Sein ungestümer Mut in der Schlacht beeindruckt den Anführer der Dänen so sehr, dass er Uhtred verschont und als Ziehkind aufnimmt. Mit den Jahren wird der Junge fast einer von ihnen. Nach Raub- und Eroberungszügen voller Blut und Gewalt droht auch Wessex, das letzte der fünf angelsächsischen Königreiche, an die Eroberer zu fallen. Doch da wechselt Uhtred wieder die Seiten. Der weiße Reiter Ende des 9. Jahrhunderts haben die dänischen Eroberer alle fünf englischen Königreiche unterjocht. Das gesamte Land der Angelsachsen ist in der Gewalt der Invasoren – mit Ausnahme eines kleinen Sumpfgebietes. Hier hält sich König Alfred von Wessex mit wenigen Getreuen versteckt. Uhtred, Krieger in Alfreds Diensten, kennt die Übermacht des dänischen Heeres genau. Dennoch will Alfred eine letzte, entscheidende Schlacht führen. Der fromme König setzt dabei auf Gottes Hilfe, Uhtred hingegen vertraut lieber seinem kampferprobten Schwert. Über eines aber sind sich die beiden ungleichen Verbündeten vollkommen einig: Eine Niederlage wäre der Untergang Englands.

Vikings

Author: Patrick Auerbach
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781530661336
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Vikings were a seafaring people from the late eighth to early 11th century who established a name for themselves as traders, explorers and warriors. They discovered the Americas long before Columbus and could be found as far east as the distant reaches of Russia. While these people are often attributed as savages raiding the more civilized nations for treasure and women, the motives and culture of the Viking people are much more diverse. These raiders also facilitated many changes throughout the lands from economics to warfare. Many historians commonly associate the term "Viking" to the Scandinavian term vikingr, a word for "pirate." However, the term is meant to reference oversea expeditions, and was used as a verb by the Scandinavian people for when the men traditionally took time out of their summers to go "a Viking." While many would believe these expeditions entailed the raiding of monasteries and cities along the coast, many expeditions were actually with the goal of trade and enlisting as foreign mercenaries. Many modern perceptions of Vikings found their origins through Catholic propaganda. Upon the sacking of multiple Christian facilities and the loss of countless relics and treasures, the Catholic ministry sought to dehumanize them. Until Queen Victoria's rule of Britain, the Vikings were still portrayed as a violent and barbaric people. During the 19th and 20th centuries, perceptions changed to the point where Vikings were glamorized as noble savages with horned helmets, a proud culture and a feared prowess in battle. Scroll to the top of the page and click Add To Cart to read more about this extraordinary forgotten chapter of history.

The Funeral Boat

Author: Kate Ellis
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748126732
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When a skeleton is discovered on a Devon smallholding, DS Wesley Peterson, a keen amateur archaeologist, is intrigued by the possibility that it is a Viking corpse, buried in keeping with ancient traditions. But he has a rather more urgent crime to solve- the disappearance of a Danish tourist. Wesley finds disturbing evidence that the attractive Dane has been abducted. His boss Gerry Heffernan believes that Ingeborg's disappearance is linked to a spate of brutal robberies and that she witnessed something she shouldn't have. But is her disappearance linked to far older events? For it seems that this may not have been Ingeborg's first visit to this far from quiet West Country backwater... Kate Ellis's wonderfully addictive series of West Country set crime novels feature Wesley Peterson, one of Devon's first black detectives.