The Vikings - A History
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More informationRaiders and traders, settlers and craftsmen, the medieval
Scandinavians who have become familiar to history as Vikings never lose
their capacity to fascinate, from their ingeniously designed longboats
to their stormy pantheon of gods and goddesses. Robert Ferguson is a
sure guide across what he calls "the treacherous marches which divide
legend from fact in Viking Age history". His long familiarity with the
literary culture of Scandinavia is combined with the latest
archaeological discoveries to reveal a sweeping picture of one of
history's most amazing civilizations.