Scandinavia and Europe AD 7001100
This revised edition of the classic text of the period provides both the student and the specialist with an informative account of post-Roman English society. After a general survey of the main developments from the fourth century to the eleventh,...
Contains thirty-eight documents from the archives of the Abbey of Burton upon Trent, which date from the tenth and eleventh centuries, including the will of Wulfric and a group of single sheets discovered in the twentieth century.
'Kings and Vikings is no cautious general account of the Viking age, but rather a selective survey by which it is a pleasure to be informed and stimulated.' - Times Higher Education Supplement
Preface 1 The Age of the Vikings: an introductory outline 2 The twelfth century 3 Contemporary sources 4 Scandinavian society 5 Scandinavia and Europe before 900 6 The raids in the west 7 Conquests and settlements in the west 8 The Baltic and beyond 9 Pagans and Christians 10 Conclusion: kings and pirates