Vikings

Raiders from the Sea

Kim Hjardar

Viking raiders were feared across Europe for centuries. This short introduction to the world of the Vikings looks at their way of life and why their raids were so successful.
Publication date:
September 2017
Publisher :
Casemate UK
Language:
English
Series :
Casemate Short History
Illustration :
30 b/w illustrations
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Overview
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• Authoritative and accessible introduction to the perenially popular topic of the Vikings, suitable for a wide range of readers
• Part of the eye-catching Casemate Short History series
• The acclaimed and popular TV series Vikings has increased interest in this perenial subject
• The Casemate Short History series are designed to be read individually or collected to create a library of expert introductions

From the 9th to the 11th century, Viking ships landed on almost every shore in the Western world. Viking ravages united the Spanish kingdoms and stopped Charlemagne and the Franks' advance in Europe. Wherever Viking ships roamed, enormous suffering followed in their wake, but the encounter between cultures changed both European and Nordic societies.








Employing sail technology and using unpredictable strategies, the Vikings could strike suddenly, attack with great force, then withdraw with stolen goods or captives. Viking society was highly militarised, honour was everything and losing one's reputation was worse than death. Offending another man's honour could only be resolved through combat or blood revenge.








This short history of the Vikings discusses how they raided across Europe even reaching America, discussing their ships, weapons and armour, and unique way of life.