Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings

Category: Book
By (author): Price, Neil
Subject:  HISTORY / Europe / Scandinavia
  HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
  HISTORY / General
  HISTORY / Military / Medieval
  HISTORY / World
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: May 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 608
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From The Publisher*A definitive new history of the Vikings
The Viking Age -- between 750 and 1050 -- saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples. As traders and raiders, explorers and colonists, they reshaped the world between eastern North America and the Asian steppe. For a millennium, though, their history has largely been filtered through the writings of their victims. Based on the latest archaeological and textual evidence, Children of Ash and Elm tells the story of the Vikings on their own terms: their politics, their cosmology, their art and culture. From Björn Ironside, who led an expedition to sack Rome, to Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir, the most traveled woman in the world, Price shows us the real Vikings, not the caricatures they've become in popular culture and history.
Biographical NoteNeil Price is distinguished professor and chair of archaeology at Uppsala University, Sweden. He has been researching, teaching, and writing on the Vikings for nearly thirty-five years and is the author of several books on the history of the Viking Age. He lives in Sweden.