Kings And Vikings: Scandinavia And Europe AD 700-1100 Peter H. Sawyer

ISBN: 9781566195393

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Kings And Vikings: Scandinavia And Europe AD 700-1100  by  Peter H. Sawyer

Kings And Vikings: Scandinavia And Europe AD 700-1100 by Peter H. Sawyer
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Between the eighth and eleventh centuries Viking tribes transformed themselves from societies based on piracy and plunder to a loose federation of interdependent Scandinavian monarchies. Kings and Vikings attempts to describe the full impact of theMoreBetween the eighth and eleventh centuries Viking tribes transformed themselves from societies based on piracy and plunder to a loose federation of interdependent Scandinavian monarchies.

Kings and Vikings attempts to describe the full impact of the brutal adventuring and profiteering done by Viking raiders--an impact which brought both mayhem abroad and stability at home.P.H. Sawyer explored these Viking attempts to gain wealth, and thereby power and prestige, at the expense of the peoples of both western and eastern Europe.

Victory meant recognition, and some Viking chiefs returned to their homelands become kings. Others were content to conquer and rule in places as far away as Dublin, York, Rouen or Kiev, exacting tribute from the subjugated populace.



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