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Daily Life of the Vikings (Daily Life Through History Series) / Edition 1

Daily Life of the Vikings (Daily Life Through History Series) / Edition 1

by Kirsten WolfKirsten Wolf


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Though infamous for their violent marauding, Vikings were but one part of the complex Scandinavian culture from which they emerged. This excellent and intimate study goes beyond the rumors of the fury of the Northmen, into the prosaic realities of the greater Scandinavian community, and is ideal for readers who want to discover the everyday details of living in this dynamic time and place. What were Viking families like? How were slaves treated? Were older people treated well, or regarded with contempt? Exactly how did they manage to travel from Baghdad to Greenland? Author Kirsten Wolf answers all of these questions and many more in this highly readable and informative resource volume, which will be a benefit and pleasure to the student and the general reader alike.

For the reader's convenience, the work is organized into chapters covering all aspects life: domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious. It includes a historical timeline of Viking history, complementary pictures, illustrations, and maps, and a bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313322693
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2004
Series: Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

KIRSTEN WOLF is Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Table of Contents




Introduction: Time and Space

Domestic Life

Economic Life

Intellectual Life

Material Life

Political Life

Recreational Life

Religious Life

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