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Daily Life of the Vikings

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Dezember 2004

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

An illuminating presentation of daily life in Viking-era Scandinavia.


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KIRSTEN WOLF is Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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"For many people, the word "Vikings" conjures images of brawny pagan warrior-raiders roaming the seas in dragon-prowed ships, hair and eyes wild as they brawl with each other and their neighbors, and burn, pillage, rape, kill, and/or enslave innocent villages and monasteries. In this book, Kirsten Wolf reveals the warlike Vikings had a more complex culture. Viking-age Scandinavians were also farmers, hunters, fishermen, craftsmen, and even merchants; they traced kinship through both parents, and women could inherit property. In addition to its Preface and eight densely-packed chapters on every aspect of Viking life, Daily Life of the Vikings includes a Chronology, a brief Glossary, an Index, and "For Further Reading..,."[a] well-researched, well-written book on a too-often sensationally mythologized people."-Sixteenth-Century Journal
EAN: 9780313322693
ISBN: 0313322694
Untertitel: Empfohlen von 14 bis 18 Jahren. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: GREENWOOD PUB GROUP INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2004
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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