The Vikings and Their Enemies

The Vikings and Their Enemies

Author: Philip Line

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ISBN: 1848844409

Category: Military art and science

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The Vikings had an extraordinary historical impact. From the eighth to the eleventh centuries, they ranged across Europe - raiding, exploring, colonizing - and their presence was felt as far away as Russia and Byzantium. They are most famous as warriors, yet perhaps their talent for warfare is too little understood. Philip Line, in this scholarly and highly readable survey of the Viking age, uses documentary sources - the chronicles, sagas and poetry - and the latest archaeological evidence to describe how the Vikings and their enemies in northern Europe organized for war. His graphic survey includes Scandinavia, the British Isles, the Carolingian Empire and its successor kingdoms and the lands of the eastern Baltic. He gives an up-to-date interpretation of Viking approach to violence and their fighting methods that will be fascinating reading for anyone who is keen to understand how they operated and achieved so much in medieval Europe.
The Vikings and Their Enemies
Language: un
Pages: 240
Authors: Philip Line
Categories: Military art and science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-02 - Publisher:

The Vikings had an extraordinary historical impact. From the eighth to the eleventh centuries, they ranged across Europe - raiding, exploring, colonizing - and their presence was felt as far away as Russia and Byzantium. They are most famous as warriors, yet perhaps their talent for warfare is too little
The Vikings and Their Enemies
Language: un
Pages: 344
Authors: Philip Line
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-02 - Publisher: Skyhorse

"A wide range of topics are covered, from the equipment and training of the individual warriors to the overall structure of their campaigns. There is also an interesting section on the world view of the Viking warriors and their contemporaries." —HistoryofWar.org The Vikings had an extraordinary and far-reaching historical impact.
Vikings
Language: un
Pages: 256
Authors: Martin J Dougherty
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-01 - Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

“From the fury of the Northmen, good Lord deliver us.” – Anonymous monk, Noirmoutier, France, 9th century AD Beginning in 789AD, the Vikings raided monasteries, sacked cities and invaded western Europe. They looted and enslaved their enemies. But that is only part of their story. In long boats they discovered
Chronicles of the Vikings
Language: un
Pages: 240
Authors: Raymond Ian Page
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher:

Page (Anglo-Saxon, U. of Cambridge and U. of Nottingham) lets the Vikings speak for themselves with new translations from primary sources such as runic inscriptions, poems by official skalds, literary works, the few prose historical accounts not by their enemies, and eyewitness accounts of how they lived. Chapters examine their
The Return of the Vikings
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: D. G. Scragg
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

On a day in August, 1,000 years ago, a fleet of some 90 viking ships sailed into the estuary of the Blackwater river in Essex. Fresh from the ravage of Ipswich, under the command (almost certainly) of the king of Denmark, they were intent no doubt on the rich spoils