The Resource Northmen : the Viking saga, AD 793-1241, John Haywood

Northmen : the Viking saga, AD 793-1241, John Haywood

Label
Northmen : the Viking saga, AD 793-1241
Title
Northmen
Title remainder
the Viking saga, AD 793-1241
Statement of responsibility
John Haywood
Title variation
Viking saga, AD 793-1241
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An authoritative volume that places the Vikings in their wider geographical and historical context. / From Finland to Newfoundland and Jelling to Jerusalem, follow in the wake of the Vikings; a transformative story of a people that begins with paganism and ends in Christendom. In AD 800, the Scandinavians were just barbarians in longships. Though they held sway in the north, their power meant little more than the ability to pillage and plunder, which they did to bolster their status at home. But as these Norse warriors left their strongholds to trade, raid, and settle across wide areas of Europe, Asia, and the North Atlantic, their violent and predatory culture left a unique imprint on medieval history. The twist that no one predicted, however, was a much slower, insidious takeover than any the Vikings would executive, and by a turn of the tide, they themselves became its target. For as they made their mark on Europe, Europe made its mark on them. By the year 1200 what remained of the Vikings' pagan origins floated beneath the surface, and the strong, strange territories of the north had become a part of Latin Christendom. Northmen is there to tell the tale, to pay homage to what was lost and celebrate what was won. John Haywood, expert of medieval history, focusing on key events, recounts the saga of the Viking Age, including the sack of Lindisfarne in 793 and the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066, from the creation of the world through to the dwindling years of halfhearted raids and elegiac storytelling in the thirteenth century. -- Provided by publisher, taken from dust jacket
Cataloging source
PAU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haywood, John
Dewey number
948/.022
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DL65
LC item number
.H392 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vikings
  • Northmen
  • Civilization, Viking
  • Scandinavia
Label
Northmen : the Viking saga, AD 793-1241, John Haywood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Head of Zeus Ltd." -- Verso of title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thule, Nydam and Gamla Uppsala: the origin of the Vikings -- Lindisfarne, Athelney, and York: the Vikings in England, 789-954 -- Dorestad, Paris, and Rouen: the Vikings in Francia, 799-939 -- Iona, Dunkeld, and Orkney: Vikings in Scotland, 795-1064 -- Dublin and Cashel: the Vikings in Ireland, 795-1014 -- Seville and Luni: Vikings in Spain and the Mediterranean, 844-61 -- Kiev, Constantinople, and Bolghar: Vikings in Eastern Europe to 1041 -- Thingvellir, Brattahlid, and L'Anse aux Meadows: the Norse in the North Atlantic, 835-1000 -- Maldon, London, and Stamford Bridge: England's second Viking Age, 978-1085 -- Hedeby, Jelling, and Stiklestad: the Scandinavian kingdoms to 1100 -- Palermo, Jerusalem, and Tallinn: from Viking to Crusader -- Largs, Reykholt, and Hvalsey: the Viking twilight -- Chronology -- Viking kings and rulers, c. 800-1100
Control code
ocn961402279
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xvii, 382 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250106148
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016007366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o961402279
  • (OCoLC)961402279
Label
Northmen : the Viking saga, AD 793-1241, John Haywood
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Head of Zeus Ltd." -- Verso of title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thule, Nydam and Gamla Uppsala: the origin of the Vikings -- Lindisfarne, Athelney, and York: the Vikings in England, 789-954 -- Dorestad, Paris, and Rouen: the Vikings in Francia, 799-939 -- Iona, Dunkeld, and Orkney: Vikings in Scotland, 795-1064 -- Dublin and Cashel: the Vikings in Ireland, 795-1014 -- Seville and Luni: Vikings in Spain and the Mediterranean, 844-61 -- Kiev, Constantinople, and Bolghar: Vikings in Eastern Europe to 1041 -- Thingvellir, Brattahlid, and L'Anse aux Meadows: the Norse in the North Atlantic, 835-1000 -- Maldon, London, and Stamford Bridge: England's second Viking Age, 978-1085 -- Hedeby, Jelling, and Stiklestad: the Scandinavian kingdoms to 1100 -- Palermo, Jerusalem, and Tallinn: from Viking to Crusader -- Largs, Reykholt, and Hvalsey: the Viking twilight -- Chronology -- Viking kings and rulers, c. 800-1100
Control code
ocn961402279
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xvii, 382 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250106148
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016007366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o961402279
  • (OCoLC)961402279

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