The book concludes with a discussion of the impact of the Vikings and their legacy. Pedagogical resources include a detailed chronology, 4 maps, study questions, a glossary, and 14 images. Viking biographies provide students with information on important figures in Viking lore such as Harald Bluetooth, Eirik the Red, and Gudrid Thorbjarnardaughter, Leif Eiriksson, a female Viking traveler.
The companion begins by defining the Viking Age and explores topics such as Viking society and religion. Philibert introduce students to the process of historical inquiry. Text boxes provide information on outsider perceptions of the Vikings, a detailed account of a Viking raid, and a description of a chieftain's dwelling in Arctic Norway.
This study also benefits from a multi-disciplinary approach including insights and evidence from such diverse disciplines as archaeology, linguistics, religion, philology, and genetics. A compelling chapter entitled "How Do We Know About the Vikings?" and a case study on the wandering monks of St. Used book in Good Condition.
This book, culture, the first in our companions to Medieval Studies series, is a brief introduction to the history, and religion of the Viking Age and provides an essential foundation for study of the period.
The Viking Age: A Reader, Second Edition Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures
Nearly twenty sources have been added, games and entertainment, and runic inscriptions, the life of Saint Findan, as well as new readings on the martyrdom of Alfeah, including material on children, and the martyrdom of Saint Edmund. The reader can be paired for classroom use with its companion volume, The Vikings and Their Age, authored by Somerville and McDonald.
The diversity of the viking Age is brought to life through the range of sources presented, and the geographical and chronological coverage of these readings. The norse translations, are straightforward and easily accessible, many of them new to this collection, and the chapter introductions contextualize the readings while allowing the sources to speak for themselves.
Additional resources, such as a detailed bibliography and instructions on reading skaldic poetry, can be found on the History Matters website www. Utphistorymatters. Com. University of Toronto Press. Together, these books provide comprehensive coverage for a course on the Vikings. In assembling, translating, and arranging over a hundred primary source readings, Somerville and McDonald successfully illuminate the Vikings and their world for twenty-first-century students and instructors.
The second edition of this popular reader has been revised and reorganized into fourteen chapters.
The Vikings: Third Edition
Penguin group. University of Toronto Press. Thoroughly updated and with a new foreword "The Viking Age is shot through with the spirit of adventure. For 300 years, from just before ad800 until well into the eleventh century, the Vikings affected almost every region accessible to their ships, and left traces that are still part of life today.
Far from being just "wild, oversaw the coming of christianity to Scandinavia, and made a major impact on European history through trade, barbaric, axe-wielding pirates, travel, " the Vikings created complex social institutions, and far-flung consolidation. This encyclopedic study brings together the latest research on Viking art, jewelry, burial customs, poetry, class divisions, kingship, and family life.
The result is a rich and compelling picture of an extraordinary civilization.
The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings Hist Atlas
But the vikings were more than just marine warriors and this atlas shows their development as traders and craftsmen, explorers, settlers and mercenaries. Viking marauders in their longships burst through the defences of ninth-century Europe, striking terror into the hearts of peasants and rulers alike for two centuries.
. With over sixty full colour maps, it follows the tracks of the Viking merchants who travelled deep into Russia, of Viking mercenaries who served in the emperor’s bodyguard at Constantinople, and Viking mariners who sailed beyond the edge of the known world to North America. Penguin group. University of Toronto Press.
The Age of the Vikings
University of Toronto Press. University Press Group Ltd. He not only explains the viking attacks, politics, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, discovery, and colonization, literature, and reveals how Viking arts, and religious thought evolved in ways unequaled in the rest of Europe. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore.
Penguin group. Drawing on a wealth of written, and archaeological evidence, visual, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. The vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth.
. The age of the vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history. The age of the vikings sheds new light on the complex society, culture, and legacy of these legendary seafarers.
Terry Jones' Medieval Lives
Bbc books. Penguin group. Famous for lampooning the medieval world in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Terry Jones has a real passion for and detailed knowledge of the Middle Ages. Terry will start with the medieval archetypes—the knight, peasant, Damsel, Monk, King, and Physician—and in the course of unravelling their role and function will introduce a host of colorful real-life characters, Merchant, Outlaw, recreating their world by visiting key locations.
University Press Group Ltd. Behind the stereotypes of "damsels in distress" and "knights in shining armor, " there are wonderfully human stories that bring the period to life. In terry jones' medieval lives, his mission is to rescue the Middle Ages from moth-eaten cliches and well-worn platitudes. University of Toronto Press.
A History of the Middle Ages, 300–1500
This clear and comprehensive text covers the Middle Ages from the classical era to the late medieval period. Richly illustrated with color plates, engaging book will immerse readers in the medieval world, this lively, an era that shaped the foundation for the modern world. University of Toronto Press. He also examines such often-overlooked issues as medieval gender roles and medicine and seminal events such as the crusades from the vantage point of both Muslims and eastern and western Christians.
In addition to a thorough chronological narrative, the text offers humanizing features to engage students. Taking a broad geographical perspective, Byzantine civilization, Riddle includes northern and eastern Europe, and the Islamic states. Each, toleration and intolerance, laws, offered values and institutions—religious devotion, he convincingly shows, ways of thinking, and changing roles of women—that presaged modernity.
The book also introduces students to key controversies and themes in historiography by featuring in each chapter a prominent medieval historian and how his or her ideas have shaped contemporary thinking about the Middle Ages. Each chapter opens with a theme-setting vignette about the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people.
University Press Group Ltd. Distinguished historian john riddle provides a cogent analysis of the rulers, wars, and events—both natural and human—that defined the medieval era. In addition to traditional topics of pen, the author explores other driving forces such as science, and word, religion, sword, and technology in ways that previous textbooks have not.
Njal's Saga Penguin Classics
Full of dreams, strange prophecies, violent power struggles, and fragile peace agreements, despite its distance from us in time and place, Njal's Saga tells the compelling story of a fifty-year blood feud that, is driven by passions familiar to us all. It is populated by memorable and complex characters like Gunnar of Hlidarendi, a powerful warrior with an aversion to killing, and the not-so-villainous Mord Valgardsson.
Penguin Classics. University Press Group Ltd. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.
Bbc books. This penguin classics edition includes an introduction, explanatory notes, plot summary, chronology, index of characters, maps, and suggestions for further reading. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. University of Toronto Press.
. Written in the thirteenth century, njal's saga is a story that explores perennial human problems-from failed marriages to divided loyalties, from the law's inability to curb human passions to the terrible consequences when decent men and women are swept up in a tide of violence beyond their control.
The Vinland Sagas Penguin Classics
Famous for being the first-ever descriptions of north america, they recount the Icelandic settlement of Greenland by Eirik the Red, and written down in the early thirteenth century, the chance discovery by seafaring adventurers of a mysterious new land, and Eirik's son Leif the Lucky's perilous voyages to explore it.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. The bestselling saga of eirik the red, leif the lucky, and the first American explorersThe all-time bestselling of the sagas in Penguin Classics, The Vinland Sagas are published here in a vibrant new translation.
Penguin Classics. Penguin Classics. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.
Consisting of the saga of the greenlanders and eirik the Red's Saga, Leif Eirikson, they chronicle the adventures of Eirik the Red and his son, who explored North America 500 years before Columbus. Bbc books. University of Toronto Press. Penguin group.
King Harald's Saga: Harald Hardradi of Norway: From Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla Penguin Classics
Despite england's triumph, it also played a crucial part in fatally weakening the English army immediately prior to the Norman Conquest, changing the course of history. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.
Bbc books. University Press Group Ltd. Taken from the heimskringla—snorri sturluson's complete account of Norway from prehistoric times to 1177—this is a brilliantly human depiction of the turbulent life and savage death of the last great Norse warrior-king. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
Penguin Classics. It was a battle that led to his death and marked the end of an era in which Europe had been dominated by the threat of Scandinavian forces. This compelling icelandic history describes the life of King Harald Hardradi, from his battles across Europe and Russia to his final assault on England in 1066, less than three weeks before the invasion of William the Conqueror.
Penguin group. University of Toronto Press. Penguin Classics. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The Poetic Edda Oxford World's Classics
The one-eyed odin, sigurd the dragon-slayer, brynhild the shield-maiden, the lovely goddesses and the giants who are their enemies walk beside the heroic Helgi, Loki the trickster, red-bearded Thor, and the implacable Gudrun. Penguin group. Penguin Classics. University Press Group Ltd. Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, and much more.
In this great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry, the exploits of gods and humans are related. Oxford university Press, USA. Penguin Classics. Penguin Classics. She sees, eternally green;the waterfalls plunge, coming up a second time, an eagle soars above them, Earth from the ocean, over the mountain hunting fish.
After the terrible conflagration of Ragnarok, the earth rises serenely again from the ocean, and life is renewed. University of Toronto Press. New in this revised translation are the quest-poem The Lay of Svipdag and The Waking of Angantyr, in which a girl faces down her dead father to retrieve his sword.