Publication Date: 19/07/2019 ISBN: 9781612007991 Category:

Vikings at War

Kim Hjardar, Vegard Vike

Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Publication Date: 19/07/2019 ISBN: 9781612007991 Category:
Paperback / Softback



Publisher Review

"It's a magnificent piece of work...Although this is pitched as a book about the 'Vikings at War' it's much more than that and provides a very excellent introduction to the Viking age as a whole...In short it's a book I'd recommend to anyone with an interest in the Viking period and I'm sure I shall be using it on set for Vikings."--Justin Pollard, Historical Consultant for the Amazon television series Vikings "Superb account of a race we're all familiar with...This is comprehensive, beautiful and readable, and brings to life the people we know as the Vikings."--Books Monthly "Well illustrated with excellent maps, drawings and photos, it deserves a place on the bookshelf of any Viking enthusiast."--Current World Archaeology "This book is easily the best book on Viking history I have ever read... It purports to be a book about Viking at war, but it is really so much more than that... It is a history of not only the Vikings in northern Europe, but of everywhere the Vikings went, and it also goes deeply into the actual facts of Viking warfare."--A Wargamers Needful Things "In Vikings at War, the Viking age in all its gory glory is brought to life in a beautifully illustrated 400 page book."--Medieval Warfare Magazine "The two authors demonstrate extensive knowledge of their subject matter and introduce it to their audience in a fashion which makes it readable and digestible particularly for the non-experts."--Mediaevistik "This book is special because it's comprehensive and reconstructs Viking routes, invasions and campaigns across Europe and beyond, a thoroughly informative and enjoyable book for anyone who wishes to learn more about this era. Warfare Magazine highly recommend it!"--Warfare Magazine "This volume would be a worthwhile addition to a Viking-themed library for the illustrations alone; archaeologists will additionally benefit from the syntheses of historical sources and sagas this text provides."--Medieval Archaeology 5 stars "Hjardar and Vike present this comprehensive examination in six chapters, each focusing on a particular aspect of a warrior's life... A host of color photographs, diagrams, maps and battle movements, and artwork beautifully illustrate this 400-page coffee-table-sized book... nuanced insights and delightful historical tidbits make this volume not only a worthy addition to any collection specializing in Scandinavian history, but also a stellar resource for history buffs and authors seeking background for their novels."--Cindy Vallar "Pirates and Privateers "

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