History - Europe - Scandinavia

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The Vikings: A History

Robert Ferguson

A comprehensive and thrilling history of the Vikings for fans of the History Channel series From Harald Bluetooth to Cnut the Great, the feared seamen and plunderers of the Viking Age ruled Norway, Sweden, and Denmark but roamed as fa...

Published: Sep 2010

The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission...

Neal Bascomb

"Riveting and poignant . . . The Winter Fortress metamorphoses from engrossing history into a smashing thriller . . . Mr. Bascomb's research and, especially, his storytelling skills are first-rate."—The Wall Street Journal...

Published: May 2017

Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Mos...

Nancy Marie Brown

In the early 1800s, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most ...

Published: Sep 2016

The Age of the Vikings

Anders Winroth

The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift a...

Published: Feb 2016

Stories of Norway

John A. Yilek

In Stories of Norway, the author of History of Norway returns to tell more fascinating stories about people and events from pre-Viking times through the Second World War in Norway. There are descriptions of an ancient runestone, skald...

Published: Jan 2018

Valkyrie: The Women of the Viking Wor...

Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE Valkyries: the female supernatural beings that choose who dies and who lives on the battlefield. They protect some, but guide spears, arrows and sword blades into the bodies of othe...

Published: Jul 2021

The Vikings: A New History

Neil Oliver

An archaeologist goes beyond the Vikings' bloody reputation to search for the truth, in a new and groundbreaking historyThe Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their bloodthirsty sk...

Published: Nov 2014

How Iceland Changed the World: The Bi...

Egill Bjarnason

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Published: May 2021
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