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4. Changes in the countryside

4. Changes in the countryside  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192806079
Archaeologists argue that the Vikings' origins lay in a process of gradual settlement evolution, as well as a growing complexity in settlement types. ‘Changes in the countryside’ looks at ... More
5. Towns and trade

5. Towns and trade  

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/9780192806079.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192806079
Knowledge about the growth of towns in the Viking Age has changed the popular image of Vikings, emphasizing their identity as traders and manufacturers. ‘Towns and trade’ looks at the ... More
6. Across the ocean: seafaring and overseas expansion

6. Across the ocean: seafaring and overseas expansion  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192806079
What was it about the Vikings and their dragon-headed longships that makes them seem so distinctive in our imagination? Overseas exploits were not exceptional at that time. ‘Across the ... More
5. Perceptions

5. Perceptions  

David N. Myers

in Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
eISBN: 
9780190660345
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199730988.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199730988
By almost all reasonable measures, the Jews have had a remarkable historical journey. The length and challenges of that journey have created an almost mythic sense of invulnerability 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
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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
Introduction: what is a tragedy?

Introduction: what is a tragedy?  

Stanley Wells

in Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
eISBN: 
9780191827297
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198785293.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198785293
Around half of Shakespeare’s plays are tragedies in the most basic sense of the word, with the death of their central character or characters. The Introduction explains that just as ... More

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