The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings

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The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings

The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings

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These caveats taken into account, this is still a vibrant account of a fascinating period, cinematic in its scope but still human in its focus. It’s a story of a specific group that had their very own unique combination of complexities and contradictions, as all peoples do. And ending the book is a kind of summation of the influence this phenomenally active and successful force in the world.

The 'Viking Age' is traditionally held to begin in June 793 when Scandinavian raiders attacked the monastery of Lindisfarne in Northumbria, and to end in September 1066, when King Harald Hardrada of Norway died leading the charge against the English line at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. It is a fascinating and extensive examination of the Vikings, children of the great ash tree Yggdrasill, their culture, explorations and sweeping travels.In die zin is deze Nieuwe Geschiedenis waarlijk nieuw en gaf het me goede inzichten in het Vikingtijdperk.

I enjoyed the book for the most part, appreciated the writing style and the wry humour when it occasionally appears, and learned a lot about the Vikings along the way. The largest mead-hall known was 80 meters (260 feet) long, at Borg in the Lofoten Islands of arctic Norway. If the merits of the book ended here, it would still be well worth the read as the latest word in Viking age history. Land in the north was several meters lower 1000 years ago: the land is still springing back from the disappearance of the immense weight of the ice-age icepack. The Vikings were a violent people, and for hundreds of years it was the foundation of their economy.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. There were long paragraphs where I spaced out for a bit, reading the words but not really living them. if you are seeking an accessible, yet definitive and up-to-date book on the Vikings, this is the one you want. Verwacht dus geen verhalen van bloeddorstige plundertochten maar eerder een mooi overzicht in de denkwereld en tijdperk van de Vikingen. Even so, the Viking's buck the tropes set out in recent television series; women had the right to divorce for numerous reasons, and had a lot of agency within the law and estate.

It is important to acknowledge that the Vikings (1) were culturally and racially diverse, and (2) ritually did terrible things that really nobody should aspire to. The Frankish kingdom, then, was more changed by its experience of Viking invasion than was even England, though both countries saw significant influxes of Norse population, arriving to make the country their home. Een ingewikkeld stelsel van verhoudingen, waarin man, vrouw en mensen met een andere gender-identiteit een gelijkwaardige rol vervullen die zij allen individueel dienen te bevechten om respect in de samenleving af te dwingen. This book was clear, concise and analytical, while also allowing lots of space for fun examinations, easy to digest prose, and moments of fancy from the author.He is so informative and descriptive that you can feel his hard work and passion on every single page.

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