From Viking to Crusader

From Viking to Crusader

The Scandinavians and Europe, 800-1200

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
An exhibition of Viking artifacts examines the history, culture, arts, and customs of the Vikings, and assesses their impact on Europe

Blackwell North Amer
Undoubtedly the most definitive assessment of the civilization of Scandinavia in the Viking Age and in the early medieval period ever published, this volume coincides with a major exhibition opening at the Grand Palais in Paris and traveling to Berlin and Copenhagen in fall 1992.
The dramatic history of the Vikings: their invasion of parts of England and Normandy, their trade routes through Russia to Byzantium, their founding of a new republic in Iceland, and further explorations westward is legendary.
Described here by scholars from fifteen countries and richly illustrated with superb examples of coins, gold and silver jewelry, manuscripts and maps, ships and weaponry, textiles and household objects, the Viking culture emerges as highly developed and complex. Their domestic resources of virtually unlimited supplies of fish and game, furs, wool, wood and iron, together with their skilled craftsmanship, refined artistic sensibilities, social and political organization, adventurousness and bravery, allowed the Vikings to make their influence felt all over Europe for almost 300 years.
This book also tells the story of how the Scandinavian countries became Christian nations and entered into the full community of Christian Europe, receiving and giving to the civilization of Europe.

Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 1992
ISBN: 9780847816255
Branch Call Number: 948.02
Characteristics: 429 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 28 cm


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