About 800 CE, mysterious longships made their first appearance along the North Sea coast of Britain. From north to south, these raiding ships appeared out of the sea mists, carrying warriors so fierce that no one could stand against them. This was the beginning of a period of history known as the Viking Age, when Scandinavian peoples influenced much of northern Europe and beyond. This resource chronicles Viking achievements, drawing on archaeological evidence as well as the source of Norse sagas and mythology.
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Angus Konstam has written over a dozen books, including Historical Atlas of the Crusades, Atlas of Medieval Europe, and Historical Atlas of Exploration for Facts On File/Checkmark Books. He is a museum professional and holds degrees in history and archaeology. Mr. Konstam lives in London, England.From School Library Journal:
Grade 7 Up-In spite of the title, maps are not the most useful or impressive feature of this book. In fact, many of the chapters covering such areas as religion and mythology, ships, or warfare contain no maps at all. However, what readers will find in abundance are color photographs, illustrations, and a fair amount of text on these and other topics. The organization is thematic rather than chronological, making it most useful for students who already have some grounding in the history of the early Middle Ages and the Vikings in particular. The photographs of ship, architecture, and weapon reconstructions are complemented by full- and half-page drawings depicting aspects of Viking life and culture. However, as an atlas, this volume is not a success. The maps are colorful and uncluttered, but many places referred to in the text are not shown. For example, a short chapter on the settlement of the Isle of Man does not include a map showing its location. There is no bibliography. Purchase where additional illustrative material or Viking history is needed.
David Pauli, Hillsboro Public Library, OR
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Descrizione libro Checkmark Books, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110816050686