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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
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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
11. The edge of the world: Greenland and North America

11. The edge of the world: Greenland and North America  

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/9780192806079.003.0011
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192806079
Out of all the Viking colonies, Greenland was the most isolated with the most extreme environment. The archaeological evidence for the Viking discovery of America 500 years before Columbus ... 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

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0006
Item type: 
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
9. Vikings and Picts: genocide or assimilation?

9. Vikings and Picts: genocide or assimilation?  

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/9780192806079.003.0009
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192806079
Evidence of Norse settlement in the Northern and Western Isles illustrate a varied range of possible relationships between the Norse and native Picts. ‘Vikings and Picts: genocide or ... 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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