A history of the Vikings / Gwyn Jones.

Author
Edition
  • Rev. ed.
Published
  • Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press 1984
Physical description
xviii, 504 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
ISBN
  • 0192158821g
  • 019285139X (pbk.)
  • 9780192158826
  • 9780192851390 (pbk.)
Notes
  • Originally published: 1968.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [431]-444) and index.
Contents
  • I. The northern peoples to A.D. 700. From the beginnings to the age of migrations ; The legendary history of the Swedes and the Danes -- II. The Viking kingdoms to the close of the tenth century. The Scandinavian community, I: diversity and unity ; The historical traditions of Norway to 950 ; Denmark to the death of Gorm the Old ; Denmark and Norway from the accession of Harald Bluetooth to the death of Olaf Tryggvason (c.950-1000) -- III. The Viking movement overseas. The Scandinavian community, II: aspects of society ; Causes of the Viking movement overseas ; The movement south and south-west to 954 : the British Isles, the Frankish Empire, the Mediterranean ; The movement east : the Baltic lands, Russia, Byzantium ; The movement west : Iceland, Greenland, America -- IV. The Viking age ends. The Scandinavian community, III: culture and image ; Svein Forkbeard, Saint Olaf, Knut the Great ; The Viking kingdoms to the death of Harald Hardradi, 1066 -- Appendices: Runes ; The Danelaw ; A Rus ship-burial on the Volga.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English

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