Anders Winroth, 'The Age of the Vikings,' published by Princeton University Press, 2014.
The Age of the Vikings is a 304 page hardcover measuring 9 1/2" x 6 1/4". Apart from some barely noticeable smudges to the dust jacket, the book is in new condition, with no evidence of use.
The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by medieval and modern myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and developed a vast trading network. They traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships, not only to raid, but also to explore. Despite their fearsome reputation, the Viking's didn't wear horned helmets, and even the infamous berserkers were far from invincible.
By dismantling the myths, The Age of the Vikings allows the full story of this period in medieval history to be told. By exploring every major facet of this exciting age, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage.