The Vikings: The Story of a People definitively traces the story of the Vikings from their early Nordic Stone Age civilizations to the Age of Viking Expansion by the Norsemen. A span of some thousands of years are concisely covered in one volume in a thorough study of the cultural evolution the Norse people. A whole new world of understanding about the ancient Vikings has been opened up by new archaeological discoveries and studies.
William, an unemployed salesman is out cycling and pondering his misfortunes in a mood of deep despair. Then he unexpectedly discovers a bag containing well over a million pounds. This appears to be the answer to all his problems! Elated he hides the money and conducts checks to discover if it’s counterfeit or stolen. It transpires a gang of drug…
The story of Ragnar Lothbrok is told along with many other famous Vikings such as Rollo and Erik the Red. A ride into the very Halls of Valhalla as seen from an anthropological perspective. Technologies specific to the Norse are looked at and explained.
Easy to read and very interesting. Providing first a quick overview then a chapter by chapter journey through major events in Norse history before concluding with a separate portion that highlights major aspects in Norse knowledge and technology. Discussed are possible theories about some aspects in Norse religion that may have some truth behind the Myths, in addition to people that the Vikings had made contact with – lost in time.
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