Viking Empires

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Cambridge University Press, 5 maj 2005 - 447
Viking Empires is a definitive new history of five hundred years of Viking civilization and the first study of the global implications of the expansion, integration, and reorientation of the Viking World. From the first contact in the 790s, the book traces the political, military, social, cultural and religious history of the Viking Age from Iceland to Lithuania. The authors show that it is no longer possible to understand the history of the Norman Conquest, the successes of David I of Scotland, or German settlement in Poland, Prussia and the Baltic States without integrating the internal history of Scandinavia. The book concludes with a new account of the end of the Viking era, arguing that there was no sudden decline but only the gradual absorption of the Scandinavian kingdoms into the larger project of the crusades and a refocusing of imperial ambitions on the Baltic States and Eastern Europe. The authors, experts in Scottish history, medieval studies, and law, have taught a course on Viking history to undergraduates at the University of Aberdeen for a number of years.

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More of a technical history - the authors go over in great detail the Viking boats and the nuances of the names of various types of boats. They discuss the literature in detail. This is a scholarly ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

Spis treści

Viking raiders Scandinavian kingdoms and the wider world
The beginnings
First contact England and the continent
Ireland and Scotland
A water world
Conquest and integration c 9501260
The Second Viking Age in England c 9701066
The Irish Sea
Orkney and Shetland
Crossing the North Atlantic
Sailing the North Atlantic
Scandinavia and European integration reform and rebirth
Prawa autorskie

Scotland and the Vikings

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Informacje o autorze (2005)

Angelo Forte is Chair of Commercial Law at the University of Aberdeen and a specialist in maritime law.

Richard Oram is Lecturer in Scottish Medieval History and Environmental History at the University of Stirling. He has published widely on aspects of Scottish medieval history and archaeology.

Frederik Pedersen is Lecturer in History at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of Marriage Disputes in Medieval England (2000).

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