Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

by John Haywood
Publisher: Penguin Putnam
Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Price: $22.00

Historical Setting: Middle Ages

Viking marauders in their longships burst through the defenses of 9th-century Europe, striking terror into hearts of monks, peasants and rulers alike for two centuries. But the Vikings were more than just marine terrorists, and this atlas shows their development as traders and craftsmen, explorers, settlers and mercenaries. It follows the tracks of the Viking merchants who traveled deep into Russia, of Viking mercenaries who served in the emperor's bodyguard at Constantinople, and Viking mariners who sailed beyond the edge of the known world to North America.

  • Over 60 full color maps
  • Innovative, informative, up-to-date and visually exciting
  • Special features and timelines
  • Over 80 illustrations in color and black and white
  • Indispensable one-volume handbook for students and interested lay readers alike
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