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Author Hjardar, Kim,
Title Vikings at war / Kim Hjardar and Vegard Vike.
Imprint Havertown, PA : Casemate Publishers, 2016.
Edition First English edition.

Author Hjardar, Kim,
Subject Civilization, Viking.
Viking antiquities.
Vikings -- History -- 600-1050 AD.
Vikings -- Social life and customs.
Vikings -- Material culture.
Alt Name Vike, Vegard,
Description 1 online resource (401 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Edition First English edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references, references and indexes.
Summary Vikings at War presents a sumptuous depiction of how the Vikings waged war; their weapons technology, offensive and defensive warfare, military traditions and tactics, their fortifications, ships and command structure. It also portrays the Viking raids and conquest campaigns that brought the Vikings to virtually every corner of Europe and even to America. Viking ships landed on almost every shore in the Western world during the 350 years that followed the introduction of the sail into the region, from the 9th to the 11th century. Viking ravages united the Spanish kingdoms and stopped Charlemagne and the Franks' advance in Europe. Wherever Viking ships roamed, enormous suffering followed in their wake, but the encounter between cultures changed both European and Nordic societies. Employing unorthodox and unpredictable strategies, which were hard for more organized forces to respond to, the most crucial element of the Viking's success was their basic strategy of evading the enemy by arriving by sea, then attacking quickly and with great force before withdrawing quickly. The warrior class dominated in a militarized society. Honor was everything, and breaking promises and ruining one's posthumous reputation was considered worse than death itself. If a man offended another man's honor, the only way out was blood revenge. Never before have the Viking art of war, weapons and the history of their conquests been presented together in such detail. With over 380 color illustrations including beautiful reconstruction drawings, maps, cross-section drawings of ships, line-drawings of fortifications, battle plan reconstructions and photos of surviving artifacts including weapons and jewelry.
Note Print version record.
Contents Part 1 Vikings at War_rev5x; Part 2 Vikings at War_rev5; Part 3 Vikings at War_rev5; Part 4 Vikings at War_rev5; Part 5 Vikings at War_rev5; Part 6.1 Vikings at War_rev5; Part 6.2 Vikings at War_rev5; Endmatter; Vikings endpapers PRINT.
ISBN 9781612004549 (electronic bk.)
1612004547 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 972734438
Additional Format Print version: Hjardar, Kim. Vikings at war. First English edition. Havertown, PA : Casemate Publishers, 2016 9781612004037 (OCoLC)940934042

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