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Vikings The Battle at the End of Time ❮Epub❯ ➢ Vikings The Battle at the End of Time ➡ Author Tony Allan – Viking artifacts discovered across a vast extent from Russia to Greenland and North America bear witness to an artistic legacy that astonishes with its wealth and diversity—and gives life to the popu Battle at PDF É Viking Battle at the End PDF/EPUB or artifacts discovered across a vast extent from Russia to Greenland and North America bear witness to an artistic legacy that astonishes with its wealth and diversity—and gives life to the popular misconception of the Vikings as a seafaring horde of barbarous plunderers The Vikings is a richly illustrated introduction to this extraordinary culture presenting Vikings The Epub / an art of immense sophistication with artifacts The Battle at the End PDF \ ranging from exuisite gold jewelry to superbly decorated weapons and vividly incised and painted runestonesThis book covers themes that have long preoccupied the popular imagination including the restless spirit of the Norsemen and their extraordinary voyages in uest of adventure booty conuest glory—and simply trade; the mighty gods and The Battle at PDF/EPUB ✓ goddesses such as Odin Freyja Thor and the mischief maker Loki; the mysteries of the afterlife; and the ceremonies and sacrifices that accompanied the burials of the Viking rulers and aristocracy in their magnificent longshipsSuperb landscape photography adds an enthralling atmosphere of place when juxtaposed with close up views of art artifacts and decorative details An The Battle at the End PDF \ elegant showcase for the glories of the Viking world this exploration into the life and art of the legendary adventurers capture the achievements of a lost cultureAfter studying history at Oxford Tony Allan was for many years a writer and editor with Time Life books serving as Series Editor of the Time Life History of the World He subseuently contributed chapters to the Lost Civilisation series covering archeological themes and worked as an author and consultant on Myth and Mankind a volume study of comparative mythology His own books include Americans in Paris a study of American artists and writers in s Paris and for younger readers a re telling of Edgar Allan Poe stories that was nominated for the Birmingham Children's Book Award.

10 thoughts on “Vikings The Battle at the End of Time

  1. Elin Eriksen Elin Eriksen says:

    I have read the Norwegian translation by Berit NøklebyThis is a great introduction into the Viking era for children and those who knows very little about the Viking era to begin with It leaves out the sordid aspects it is well researched which means there are no loosely based guesswork in this book I really appreciated that there are a lot of information from before year 1000 which is rarer to come by The illustrations was fabulousWith that said this is getting old in the sense that a lot of new discoveries have been made the last twenty years and this book is from 2002

  2. Peter Peter says:

    A good solid beginners guide to the Vikings beautifully illustrated

  3. Tessa Tessa says:

    This is a good overview of the Viking period The book is well laid out and has a beautiful design including lots of lovely pictures

  4. Terri Terri says:

    Nothing wildly revolutionary about the information found in this book If you know your Vikings then you probably know most of what is written here alreadyThe best thing about this book is not the information which is perfectly appropriate for the reader who has limited knowledge on Vikings and wants to learn it is perfect for that no the best thing is the collation of photos and images A great collection of artefact and archaeological images put together in a nice tactile book

  5. Pete daPixie Pete daPixie says:

    Perhaps this book is aimed at a readership of school aged students rather than old Celts like myself It generally covers a wide range of aspects of the Norse world the geographical spread art trading links mythology culture sagas their period in history and their terrifying raiding through north west EuropeThe informative text is accompanied with many illustrations and great photographs Sadly my copy is a local library book and as I discovered at the end of my read is missing the last thirty pages I went berserkHowever I certainly prefer the Vikings presented by Tony Allen than those of Tony Curtis

  6. Syd Syd says:

    A thorough introduction to Viking culture Easy to follow for kids but still interesting Included several great photos of artifcats but also some terrible ulaity photos that added nothing to book

  7. Lison Lison says:

    Interesting but I wish there was about women

  8. Sole Sole says:

    Good summary of the Viking way of life

  9. I& I& says:

    This was a very interesting read made better with photos and illustrations I believe this was not an excellent source of information though because certain terms for me the average person was uncomprehending Many times I read repetitions and I just was not entirley focused for the most part It does however guarantee a basic background of Vikings and the Norse mythology that I think any myth geek will appreciate A nice uick fix of knowledge Pick it up give it a go and enjoy ^^Gén

  10. Justin Thurn Justin Thurn says:

    Another overview of Viking euipment beliefs culture etcIf you want a uick read to get broad ideas about what made the Vikings who they were read this book The pictures maps and descriptions are enough to whet your appetite Just don't expect extraordinary detail

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