Item description for Historical Atlas of the Viking World (Historical Atlas) (Historical Atlas) by Angus Konstam...
About AD 800, mysterious long-ships made their first appearance along the North Sea coast of Britain. From Shetland to the Thames, these raiding ships appeared out of the sea mists, carrying warriors so fierce that no one could stand against them. By the middle of the 9th century, these raiders began to establish settlements, and the raids continued, from Norse bases in Orkney, Ireland, and the Isle of Man. The raiders eventually became rulers, creating Scandinavian colonies in Normandy, England, and Ireland. Around the same time, a few Viking explorers ventured across the Atlantic to America, while others sailed south to Africa, into the Mediterranean, and through the European river systems deep into Russia. This book chronicles their achievements, drawing on archaeological evidence as well as the rich source of Norse Sagas and mythology.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.97" Width: 8.9" Height: 1.02" Weight: 3 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2004
Publisher Mercury Books
ISBN 1904668127 ISBN13 9781904668121
Availability 0 units.
More About Angus Konstam
Angus Konstam is a distinguished historian and author of many Civil War books, including Duel of the Ironclads, The Pocket Book of Civil War Weapons and The Pocket Book of Civil War Battle Sites. He was also the general editor of The Civil War: A Visual Encyclopedia. He served in the Royal Navy and was the chief curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida.
Reviews - What do customers think about Historical Atlas of the Viking World (Historical Atlas) (Historical Atlas)?
It's an atlas--it needs more maps Jul 11, 2008
This is a great book for pictures and descriptions. However, there are not too many maps. The other books in this series are fantastic, and they have lots of enlightening maps. This book stands out for not living up to the quality of the rest of the series. 30 maps in 191 pages! There is a 34 page stretch with no maps--42 if you don't count the one 3"x4" map that appears within that stretch! Many maps are just squares on the page with little info. There were only 3 or 4 maps that add visuals that are not in The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings. The Penguin atlas is far superior.
Beautiful Book Apr 26, 2003
This is a very attractive book, with lots of pictures and descriptions, and very interesting text. The only disadvantages are the lack of useful maps, chronological data and more complete information regarding family lines. Still, it is a treasure of a book that is hard to put down.
I Love this book Feb 3, 2003
I recently purchased this book and It describes everything you've ever wanted to know. The book starts with pre-viking scandanavia and then goes on to describe how they live, religion, boats, places traveled, warriors, the rise and fall, ect. If you love vikings, you have to get this book. The pictures are beautiful and Angust Konstam is a very well researched author. I also recommend Historical Atlas of the Celtic World.