The Hammer and the Cross

The Hammer and the Cross

A New History of the Vikings

Book - 2009
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For those living outside Scandinavia, the Viking Age effectively began in 793 with an attack on the monastery at Lindisfarne. This book takes us on a journey to a misty region inhabited by Hallfred the Troublesome Poet, Harald Bluetooth, Ragnar Hairy-Breeches, Ivar the Boneless and Eyvind the Plagiarist.

Blackwell North Amer
The Hammer and the Cross ranges from Scandinavia itself to Kievan Rus and Byzantium in the east, to Iceland, Greenland and the north American settlements in the west; the history of Britain is seen as part of a thoroughly European continuum. Beyond its geographical boundaries the book takes the reader on a journey to a misty region inhabited by Hallfred the Troublesome Poet, Harald Bluetooth, Ragnar Hairy-Breeches, Ivar the Boneless and Eyvind the Plagiarist, in which literature, history and myth dissolve into one another.

Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2009
ISBN: 9780713997880
Characteristics: xi, 450 p. : ill ; 24 cm

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Oct 22, 2012

Very detailed which makes it worth reading if you want comprehensive history of the vikings.

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Dec 20, 2010

Detailed. A lot of reading.

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