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The Vikings : Wolves of War, Paperback / softback Book

The Vikings : Wolves of War Paperback / softback

Part of the Critical Issues in World and International History series


This concise and balanced history traces the 300-year saga of the pirates and warlords who poured out of Scandinavia between the eighth and eleventh centuries, terrorizing, conquering, and ultimately settling vast stretches of Europe.

Martin Arnold provides a lively and accessible account of this early medieval period that became known as the Viking Age.

Drawing on rich literary and archaeological source material, he first focuses on Viking culture, religious beliefs, and battle tactics and weaponry.

He then ranges over the four main theaters of Viking activity-the British Isles, Western Europe, the Slavic regions, and the North Atlantic.

Arnold vividly illustrates the two faces of the Vikings: on the one hand, savage, greedy, and implacable; on the other, adventurous, innovative, and artistic.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780742533981

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