Brings the history of the Vikings into the 21st Century.
After many years away, this is the one that got me back into the Vikings with a bang.
The title refers to how the Vikings were actually effectively wiped out by Christianity.
Great cover as well…
I ordered this one at the same time as I read a couple of other histories and though it might be a little superfluous. It wasn’t. I read it in super fast time and was really impressed by its concise, but thorough examination of the period from a variety of angles.
Obviously, I’m still a beginner in this field, but I’d still say this was one of the best books you can buy on the Vikings.
I’ve been interested in the Vikings since I was young and I live in Denmark these days, though the latter wasn’t because of the former. However, I haven’t yet read a Danish written history on the Vikings. I have read a Danish-written novel set in the Viking period, called Erik den Røde, by Preben Mørkbak. I read it a couple of years ago, when really, my understanding of The Danish language was still in its infancy. I probably read it a bit too early, as I don’t think I got as much as I should out of it. I must have another go, now that I’m a fluent Danish speaker.
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