Katherine Holman's The Northern Conquest: Vikings in Britain and Ireland PDF


By Katherine Holman

ISBN-10: 1908493534

ISBN-13: 9781908493538

So much ancient debts learn the Viking Age in a single half instead of the full sector of the British Isles and eire. only a few concentrate on the continuing touch among England and Scandinavia within the post-Norman Conquest interval. This booklet goals to provide another technique by means of providing a heritage of the Viking Age which considers the full region as much as and past the Norman Conquest of 1066.The Vikings were usually portrayed as brutal barbarians who sailed to Britain and eire to loot, rape and pillage. The facts awarded the following indicates a significantly much less dramatic yet no much less attention-grabbing photo which unearths the Vikings' extraordinary achievements and their impact in shaping the political background of those islands. Katherine Holman discusses their talents as farmers, their linguistic and creative contribution, their rituals and customs and the clash among paganism and Christianity, exhibiting that the Viking cultural effect was once complicated and infrequently rich.Based on broad and unique examine, The Northern Conquest provides the to be had proof and courses the reader during the technique of reading it. this isn't limited to ancient records on my own, but additionally contains archaeology, runes, inscriptions, artefacts and linguistic facts to supply various and complementary forms of info. moreover, the ebook considers the modern query of the Vikings' genetic legacy.Interest within the Viking Age is prospering and increasing, either in Britain and in North the US. hugely readable and casting new mild at the interval, this ebook will entice a large audience.

Katherine Holman is the writer of the old Dictionary of the Vikings and Scandinavian Runic Inscriptions within the British Isles, and co-editor of Scandinavia and Europe 800-1350: touch, clash and Co-existence. previously a lecturer in Scandinavian reviews on the college of Hull, she presently works for the Open collage.

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