The North Atlantic Saga

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The Vikings' Territorial Expansion from their Scandinavian homelands across the Atlantic to North America a thousand years ago stands as one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of exploration. Between A.D.750 and 1050, seaborne Viking warriors established trade networks reaching from Baghdad to Greenland, introduced Christianity to Scandinavia, and settled the uninhabited North Atlantic islands. In about A.D. 1000, Leif Eriksson brought his ship to shore in what is today northeastern Canada, becoming the first European to set foot in the New World.
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press in association with the National Museum of Natural History, [2000]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9781560989707
Characteristics: 432 pages : color illustrations + color maps ; 29 cm


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Sep 13, 2017

Very good book with lots of information on the Vikings; Their history, combat tactics, religious beliefs, daily lives, hobbies and art and other aspects of their culture. Great for those studying the vikings/norse people, and also a very good resource for anyone into re-enactment, living history and/or recreation (and also for anyone simply interested in the topic).

The book contains a lot of colour images, showing many artifacts discovered over time, maps, old paintings, images of pages from medieval books and of medieval illumination related to the subject.
The book also goes into relatively decent detail all the way up to how the vikings are viewed in the modern day, and how their history has affected tourism in various European countries (and Canada, as well). In later chapters, one can find areas of the book discussing reenactment, museums and living history, as well.

In short: A high quality book with a very wide range of information pertaining to the vikings. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in the topic.

KEVIN DOWD Aug 11, 2011

Nice big coofee table style book with great pictures and very readable text

well organized


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