Vikings: An Encyclopedia of Conflict, Invasions, and Raids

Tristan Mueller-Vollmerauthor
Kirsten Wolfauthor
Vikings: An Encyclopedia of Conflict, Invasions, and Raids



Pages 344
Topics Battles;Weaponry;Warfare;War Lords;Vikings;Trade Routes;Ships;Shipbuilding;Settlement;Raids;Navigation;Military Tactics;Invasion;Hostages;Fortresses;Exploration;Conflicts;Military History: Conflict and Wars;World History: Conflict

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Vikings: An Encyclopedia of Conflict, Invasions, and Raids

Author(s): Mueller-Vollmer, Tristan; Wolf, Kirsten;
Contributors: Mueller-Vollmer, Tristan; Wolf, Kirsten;

For three centuries, the Vikings changed the political world of northern and western Europe. This encyclopedia explores exactly how they did it in a highly readable and informative resource volume.

How did the Vikings know when to strike? What were their military strengths? Who were their leaders? What was the impact of their raids? These and many more questions are answered in this volume, which will benefit students and general readers alike.

The only encyclopedia devoted specifically to the topic of conflict, invasions, and raids in the Viking Age, this book presents detailed coverage of the Vikings, who are infamous for their violent marauding across Europe during the early Middle Ages. Featuring extracts of poetry and prose from the Viking Age, the book provides cultural context in addition to an in-depth analysis of Viking military practices.

  • Features four introductory essays covering such topics as Viking weaponry, home life, and exploration
  • Includes sidebars that present excerpts from Viking poetry as well as personal accounts from historical figures who witnessed Viking military engagements
  • Provides easy access to details about individual warlords, specific battles, and specific raids
  • Focuses almost exclusively on conflicts, raids, and invasions at a time when research on the Vikings has taken an apologist approach

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Author Info:
Tristan Mueller-Vollmerauthor
Kirsten Wolfauthor
eISBN-13: 9781440877308
Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440877308.jpg
Print ISBN-13: 9781440877292
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 344
Publication Date: 20220331