Beyond the Northlands

Beyond the Northlands

Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas

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The medieval Norsemen may be best remembered as monk murderers and village pillagers, but this is far from the whole story. Throughout the Middle Ages, longships transported hairy northern voyagers far and wide, where they not only raided but also traded, explored, and settled new lands, encountered unfamiliar races, and embarked on pilgrimages and crusades. To explore the sagas and the world that produced them, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough now takes her own trip through the dramatic landscapes that they describe.
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780198701248
0198701241
Characteristics: xix, 317 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Call Number: 948.022 BAR

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BOOKMONKEY109
Nov 24, 2017

I really enjoyed this book. Did we learn any of this in school? I had no idea how extensive was the Viking reach and influence. I would recommend this book to anyone who is even remotely interested in learning more about the history and influence of this culture.

ontherideau Oct 31, 2017

Absorbing look at Vikings and Old Norse culture told with humour and empathy.

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