The Vikings in History

HarperCollins Academic, 1991 - 224 sider
The second edition of this lively and comprehensive book provides a forceful reassessment of the role of the Vikings in history. Drawing on archaeological, literary, as well as historical evidence, the author describes the Viking expeditions overseas and their transformation from terrifying raiders to assimilated settlers whose rich culture played an influential role in European civilization. The Vikings in History is an ideal introductory text for students of medieval history as well as for the general reader interested in the Vikings. The book combines scholarly research and analysis with a vivid and refreshing style, and will encourage students to question the traditional conception of the Vikings and their role in history. F. Donald Logan uniquely argues that the dynamic and vital forces in Europe during the period were to be found with the Vikings and not with a decaying European civilization.

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