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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
3. Pagans and Christians

3. Pagans and Christians  

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/9780192806079.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192806079
The Vikings were regarded as aggressive pagans. Their conversion to Christianity is now seen as a gradual process in which Christianity coexisted alongside older beliefs in an early ... 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
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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