The Vikings (Revised Edition)

Written by Else Roesdahl

Retail: Hardback $17.99 , $9.99
ISBN: 9780140252828
Dimensions: 5 x 8 inches
Pages: 368

Far from being “wild, barbaric, axe-wielding pirates,” the Vikings created complex social institutions, oversaw the coming of Christianity to Scandinavia, and made a major impact on European history through trade, travel, and far-flung colonization.

This encyclopedic study brings together wide-ranging research on Viking art, burial customs, class divisions, jewelry, kingship, poetry, and family life. This revised edition has been updated to include recent discoveries. The result is a rich, compelling picture of an extraordinary civilization.

Translated by Susan M. Margeson and Kirsten Williams