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  • Orkney (Pevensey Island Guides)

    Orkney (Pevensey Island Guides)

    by Patrick Bailey
      The essential guide for the discerning tourist and island devotee, the "Pevensey Island Guide: Orkney" describes everything the visitor needs to know about the islands' heritage, landscape, climate, flora and fauna. It contains fascinating information about all the key places of interest, from areas of outstanding beauty such as heather covered hills, to the ancient capital steeped in history. It is illustrated with over 100 superb colour photographs showing every aspect of the islands and their people.
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    The Norsemen in the Viking Age

    The Norsemen in the Viking Age

    by Eric Christiansen
      This book is a lively introduction to Norsemen in the period 750-1050. Without dismissing stereotypes of aggressive, warmongering Vikings, Eric Christiansen shows how Nordic peoples responded to hostile environments at home and overseas. He concentrates on life within their homelands and colonies, families and communities. "The Norsemen in the Viking Age" covers many aspects of Nordic life, including ecology, politics, war, work, and migration.
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    Orkney: A Historical Guide

    Orkney: A Historical Guide

    by Caroline Wickham-Jones
      Orkney lies only 20 miles north of mainland Scotland, yet for many centuries its culture was more Scandanavian than Scottish. Strong westerly winds account for the scarcity of trees on Orkney and also for the tradition of well-constructed stone structures. As a result, the islands boast a large number of exceptionally well-preserved remains, which help us to form a detailed picture of Orcadian life through the ages. Sites and remains to be explored include settlements from the Stone Age, stone circles and burials from the Bronze Age, Iron Age brochs, Viking castles, the magnificent cathedral of St Magnus in Kirkwall, Renaissance palaces, a Martello tower from the Napoleonic Wars and numerous remains from the Second World War. More information and prices from:
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    Viking Kings of Britain and Ireland: The Dynasty of Ivarr to A.D. 1014

    Viking Kings of Britain and Ireland: The Dynasty of Ivarr to A.D. 1014

    by Clare Downham
      Vikings plagued the coasts of Ireland and Britain in the 790s. Over time, their raids became more intense and by the mid-ninth century vikings had established a number of settlements in Ireland and Britain and had become heavily involved with local politics. A particularly successful viking leader named Ívarr campaigned on both sides of the Irish Sea in the 860s. His descendants dominated the major seaports of Ireland and challenged the power of kings in Britain during the later ninth and tenth centuries.
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    The Vikings: Culture and Conquest

    The Vikings: Culture and Conquest

    by Martin Arnold
      The story of the Vikings is one of the most dramatic in European history. From their base in Scandinavia, Viking warriors and settlers spread across northern Europe, into Russia and across the Atlantic. After their first impact as fearsome raiders, destroying monasteries and plundering coastal settlements, the Vikings turned to conquest in England, Ireland and Normandy. In their longships, they also penetrated into the Mediterranean and as far as Byzantium, as well as establishing settlements in Iceland and Greenland and discovering Vinland, or America. This book is a concise and clear survey of who the Vikings were, what they did, why they did it and how we know about them.
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    Saxons. Vikings and Celts The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland

    Saxons. Vikings and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland

    by B Sykes
      A study based on a decade-long DNA survey traces the genetic makeup of British Islanders and their descendants, ranging from prehistoric times to the genetic heritage of Americans of British descent. North American edition of 'Blood of the Isles'
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    The Northern Conquest: Vikings in Britain and Ireland

    The Northern Conquest: Vikings in Britain and Ireland

    by Katherine Holman
      The Vikings have been traditionally perceived as brutal barbarians who sailed to Britain and Ireland to loot, rape and pillage. The evidence presented here suggests a considerably less dramatic but no less fascinating picture which reveals the Vikings' remarkable achievements and their influence in shaping the political history of these islands.
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    Vikings (Lost Worlds)

    Vikings (Lost Worlds)

    by J. M. Clements
      This lavishly illustrated and interactive book illuminates every aspect of Viking history and culture, from their legends and lore to their journeys of exploration and their discovery of America five hundred years before Columbus. It contains sound clips, gatefolds featuring a Viking map, a cut-through illustration of a longship, a depiction of the Bayeux tapestry, five embossed Runestone concertina "booklets" and much more. The attractive design incorporates authentic Norse design motifs throughout.
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    Leadership Principles of the Vikings

    Leadership Principles of the Vikings

    by Jan Kallberg
      The Vikings were formidable adopters to the Dark Ages and were able to reach their strategic goals - land and wealth - and without losing their freedom or individualism they were able to build effective collective action to acquire what they wanted. The Vikings' approach to deal with uncertainty and turn it around so the risk becomes an opportunity has a relevant message in the today's economy and in the events of the future.
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    Rediscovering Vinland: Evidence of Ancient Viking Presence in America

    Rediscovering Vinland: Evidence of Ancient Viking Presence in America

    by Fred N Brown III
      For over 100 years, people have debated where Vinland is located. This book describes what sagas said, where Vikings landed, what interaction they had with Natives, and what legacy they left Indians and early European colonists. Fred Brown uses 33 years of studying Viking accounts of journeys to America, genetic information, archaeological evidence, Old Norse language remnants, and sailing experience to pinpoint yet another Viking incursion in New England.
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    The Vikings in England: Settlement, Society and Culture (Manchester Medieval Studies)

    The Vikings in England: Settlement, Society and Culture (Manchester Medieval Studies)

    by Dawn Hadley
      This book will be a standard starting point for researchers and students investigating the Viking settlement of Britain. It provides a clear and exhaustive summary of available archaeological, historical and linguistic evidence. It considers the history and development of contemporary debates about Scandinavian settlement, and examines differences between rural and urban Viking settlement. It looks at the Scandinavian conversion to Christianity, and other cultural changes which coincided with settlement.
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