(From the publisher):
As modern in its documentation as it is striking in its execution, THE VIKING
incorporates the latest and most revealing discoveries made about the heroic race of Scandinavians who were the first to settle the shores of North America. In 62 pages of full color illustration and more than 300 drawings and photographs as well as an authoritative text the life of these hardy seafarers and warriors is presented with a richness of detail never before achieved in any book. Authentic and detailed maps show the full extent of their accomplishments as pioneers, conquerors and settlers in both the Old and the New World.
The book is the fruit of unusually intensive teamwork by a dedicated group of experts fro, universities and museums all over Europe. The chief contributor and expert advisor, Bertil Almgren, is Professor at the University of Uppsala Sweden. In reconstructing the daily life as well as the signal achievements of the Vikings, Professor Almgren has used the very latest archeological discoveries and interpretations of historical inscriptions. More than anything else, however, this book is fascinating for the new light it sheds on the voyages and landings of the Vikings in the New World. In recent years many accurate and authentic details have substantiated the once legendary exploits of Eric the Red and his contemporaries to make the true story of their achievements even more extraordinary than the tales carried down to us from ancient times.
Original title: The Viking: Settlers, Ships, Swords & Sagas of the Nordic Age
Genre: Fiction→ Nonfiction (admin Use Only)