The Vikings (Classic Histories Series)

Author(s): Magnus Magnusson

History

The Vikings hold a particular place in the history of the West, both symbolically and in the significant impact they had on Northern Europe. Magnus Magnusson's indispensable study of this great period presents a rounded and fascinating picture of a people who, in modern eyes, would seem to embody striking contradictions. They were undoubtedly pillagers, raiders and terrifying warriors, but they were also great pioneers, artists and traders - a dynamic people, whose skill and daring in their exploration of the world has left an indelible impression a thousand years on.

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Magnus Magnusson (1929-2007) was an Icelandic journalist, translator, writer, and host of the BBC quiz show Mastermind. His other books include Scotland: The Story of a Nation.

General Fields

  • : 9780750978583
  • : History Press Limited, The
  • : History Press Limited, The
  • : September 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Magnus Magnusson
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 948.022
  • : 320
  • : 30 black & white illustrations