Norsemen in the Viking Age

by Eric Christiansen

Series: The Peoples of Europe

This history of the Nordic peoples in the period 750-1050 focuses on their homelands and colonies, demonstrating the fluidity and incoherence of the world in which they lived.
  • Considers the Nordic peoples in Viking times without undue recourse to developmental theories.
  • Guides readers through some of the scholarly controversies surrounding these peoples.
  • Illustrated by reference to runic, poetic and archaeological evidence.

  • Wiley; April 2008
  • ISBN: 9780470692769
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Norsemen in the Viking Age
  • Series: The Peoples of Europe
  • Author: Eric Christiansen
  • Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell

About The Author

Eric Christiansen was born in 1937 and educated in England. He is a Fellow Emeritus of New College, Oxford. His publications include The Origins of Military Power in Spain (1967), The Northern Crusades (Second Edition, 1996) and translations of Saxo Grammaticus books X-XVI (1980-81), Sven Aggesen (1992) and Dudo of St Quentin (1998).