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The Resource Beyond the Northlands : Viking voyages and the old Norse sagas, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough

Beyond the Northlands : Viking voyages and the old Norse sagas, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough

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Beyond the Northlands : Viking voyages and the old Norse sagas
Title
Beyond the Northlands
Title remainder
Viking voyages and the old Norse sagas
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough
Title variation
Viking voyages and the old Norse sagas
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the dying days of the eighth century, the Vikings erupted onto the international stage with brutal raids and slaughter. The medieval Norsemen may be best remembered as monk murderers and village pillagers, but this is far from the whole story. Throughout the Middle Ages, long-ships transported hairy northern voyagers far and wide, where they not only raided but also traded, explored and settled new lands, encountered unfamiliar races, and embarked on pilgrimages and crusades. 0To explore the sagas and the world that produced them, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough now takes her own trip through the dramatic landscapes that they describe. Along the way, she illuminates the rich but often confusing saga accounts with a range of other evidence: archaeological finds, rune-stones, medieval world maps, encyclopaedic manuscripts, and texts from as far away as Byzantium and Baghdad. As her journey across the Old Norse world shows, by situating the sagas against the revealing background of this other evidence, we can begin at least to understand just how the world was experienced, remembered, and imagined by this unique culture from the outermost edge of Europe so many centuries ago
Cataloging source
ERASA
Dewey number
940.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
D900
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Beyond the Northlands : Viking voyages and the old Norse sagas, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough
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Publication
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 317 pages
Isbn
9780198701248
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocn945088340
Label
Beyond the Northlands : Viking voyages and the old Norse sagas, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 317 pages
Isbn
9780198701248
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocn945088340

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