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The Northmen's fury : a history of the Viking world, Philip Parker

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The Northmen's fury : a history of the Viking world
Title
The Northmen's fury
Title remainder
a history of the Viking world
Statement of responsibility
Philip Parker
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An account of the Viking World, from the first pinprick raids of the 8th century to the great armies that left their Scandinavian homelands to conquer larger parts of France, Britain and Ireland. This major new treatment of a crucial yet little-discussed period of European history is by the author of }The Empire Stops Here{.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Parker, Philip
Dewey number
948.022
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DL65
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vikings
  • Civilization, Viking
  • History
  • History
  • History: specific events & topics
  • Northern Europe, Scandinavia
  • c 500 CE to c 1000 CE
  • European history
  • History
Summary expansion
The Northmen's Fury tells the Viking story, from the first pinprick raids of the eighth century to the great armies that left their Scandinavian homelands to conquer larger parts of France, Britain and Ireland. It recounts the epic voyages that took them across the Atlantic to the icy fjords of Greenland and to North America over four centuries before Columbus and east to the great rivers of Russia and the riches of the Byzantine empire.One summer's day in 793, death arrived from the sea. The raiders who sacked the island monastery of Lindisfarne were the first Vikings, sea-borne attackers who brought two centuries of terror to northern Europe. Before long the sight of their dragon-prowed longships and the very name of Viking gave rise to fear and dread, so much so that monks were reputed to pray each night for delivery from `the Northmen's Fury'. Yet for all their reputation as bloodthirsty warriors, the Vikings possessed a sophisticated culture that produced art of great beauty, literature of abiding power and kingdoms of surprising endurance. The Northmen's Fury describes how and why a region at the edge of Europe came to dominate and to terrorise much of the rest of the continent for nearly three centuries and how, in the end, the coming of Christianity and the growing power of kings tempered the Viking ferocity and stemmed the tide of raids. It relates the astonishing achievement of the Vikings in forging far-flung empires whose sinews were the sea and whose arteries were not roads but maritime trading routes. The blood of the Vikings runs in millions of veins in Europe and the Americas and the tale of their conquests, explorations and achievements continues to inspire people around the world
Target audience
specialized
Label
The Northmen's fury : a history of the Viking world, Philip Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0021344887
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780224090803
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
Label
The Northmen's fury : a history of the Viking world, Philip Parker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0021344887
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780224090803
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)

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