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5. The Viking Invasions and the Rise of the House of Wessex

5. The Viking Invasions and the Rise of the House of Wessex  

John Blair

in The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776571
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854032.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192854032
At the start of the ninth century, Britain had enjoyed two centuries of peace from foreign attacks. ‘The Viking Invasions and the Rise of the House of Wessex’ explains the sudden rise of ... More
1. Vikings then and now

1. Vikings then and now  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192806079
‘Vikings then and now’ examines where the notion of the Vikings comes from and attempts to deconstruct the term, which is a nebulous concept. In different contexts the Vikings have been ... More
12. Reinventing the Vikings

12. Reinventing the Vikings  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0012
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192806079
Our modern image of the Vikings owes more to recent appropriation of the term than to historical-based reality. ‘Reinventing the Vikings’ examines recent interpretations of the Vikings. In ... More
The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction  

Julian D. Richards

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192806079
The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction reveals the history, society, and culture of the Vikings, and their expansion overseas for trade, colonization, and plunder. How did the ... More

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