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Or almost nothing. The eastern Scandinavian connection with the famous
Varangian Guard would not come to an end for another twenty years and more.
That adventurers from the north would early take service with the Greek emperor
was to ...
His gains, properly, were enormous — nothing did so much to bring him within
the comity of Christian Europe; he gained the blessing of the pope and the favour
of the emperor;1 he was seen by his royal peers to be a great monarch; ...
We can accept that the Varangians played an important part in the events of 1042
which led to the blinding and deposition of Michael Calaphates; but
Heimskringla's insistence that Harald personally gouged out the emperor's eyes
is made ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - Steve.Bivans - LibraryThing
This is a very good overview of the Viking Age. I have used it as a textbook for a couple of college courses. My one critique is that Jones chose to break up the chronology a bit too much, in order to ... Les hele vurderingen
LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - C.Art - LibraryThing
A good primer for learning about the vikings. One will find it to general if they have done much study on the subject. Les hele vurderingen
From the Beginnings to the Age of Migrations
The Legendary History of the Swedes and the Danes
Diversity and Unity
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