The  Viking World

The Viking World by James Graham-Campbell

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Format: Paperback / softback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780711234680
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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For 300 years, from the ninth to the eleventh centuries, the power of the Vikings dominated Western Europe. Their voyaging extended westwards to America   and as far south as the Mediterranean and North Africa. As well as being warriors and accomplished seamen, they were jewellers, sculptors and poets of great skill and originality: the forts, town sites, ships, burial mounds, carved stones, place names, sagas, art and artefacts they left behind substantiate their legendary exploits.

Publishing ahead of a major new exhibition at the British Museum, this is a revised and updated edition of James Graham-Campbell’ s authoritative account of the Viking world, based on recent archaeological research, with an important chapter on ships, shipwrights and seamen from Sean McGrail. The text is complemented by a wealth of illustration, including maps and reconstruction drawings. Photographs, many of them especially commissioned, portray the brilliant products of the Vikings’ culture and the beauty and harshness of the natural world they faced.

James Graham-Campbell is Professor of Medieval Archaeology at the University of London and specialist in Viking and late Celtic archaeology. He helped set up the first British degree course in medieval archaeology at University College, London.

Sean McGrail is former Visiting Professor of Maritime Archaeology at the University of Oxford.

Format: Paperback / softback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780711234680
Illustrations: 200 illustrations
Size: 6.693 in x 8.386 in / 170 mm x 213 mm
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