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The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings


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The Causes of the Viking Age; Timeline. Part I The Origins of the Vikings: The Scandinavian Environment; Scandinavia Before the Vikings; Pagan Religion and Burial. Part II Scandinavia in the Viking Age: From Chiefdoms to Kingdoms; Rural Settlement; Trade and Trade Routes; Ships and Seafaring; Viking Towns; Women in the Viking Age. Part III The Raids: The Raids Begin; The Raids Intensify; The Vikings in the Mediterranean; The Franks Fight Back; The Great Army in England; The Great Raids on Francia; Wessex Defended; The Conquest of the Danelaw; The Kingdom of York; Vikings in Ireland I; Vikings in Ireland II; The Vikings in Scotland; Scandinavian Placenames in Britain; The Duchy of Normandy; The Vikings in Brittany; The Viking Warrior. Part IV The North Atlantic Saga: The Faeroes and Iceland; The Settlement of Iceland; Icelandic Literature; The Vikings in Greenland; Voyages to Vinland. Part V The Vikings in the East: The Swedes in the East; From Scandinavian to Slav. Part VI The Transformation of the Vikings: Raids on AEthelraed's Kingdom; The Danes Conquer England; The Empire' of Cnut; The Thunderbolt of the North; The Struggle for England; The Kingdom of Man and the Isles; The Twilight of Viking Scotland; Scandinavia After the Vikings; The Early Scandinavian Church. Viking Kings and Rulers.

About the Author

John Haywood is the author of a number of books, including The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings and The Historial Atlas of the Celtic World (Thames & Hudson). He lives in Lancaster.

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