Exploring the World of the Vikings



ISBN: 9780500290514 Category:

Richard Hall


Drawing on the very latest discoveries and augmenting textual evidence with fine archaeological detail, this sweeping narrative, written by a leading authority, creates a vivid picture of the Vikings at home and abroad in an era that laid many of the foundations of the modern world.

Exploring the World of the Vikings gives the full story of the Vikings from their origins in Scandinavia, through the incredible period of raiding, trading and settling known as the Viking Age, to their last surviving settlements in 15th-century Greenland. It considers Viking life, culture, art and religion and features runes, navigation, silver hoards and the sagas as well as all the most famous Viking sites in Scandinavia and beyond, including Hedeby, York, Dublin, Birka and L’Anse aux Meadows and includes photographs, drawings, site plans, reconstructions and maps. There is a timeline chronicling the history of the Vikings, with key events and personalities, as well as a gazetteer of sites, museums and places of interest to visit.

Additional information

Weight 819 g
Dimensions 18.8 x 24.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 22 October 2012
Number of pages 240
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 18.8 x 24.4 cm
Weight 819 g


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Richard Hall is Director of Archaeology at York Archaeological Trust. He led the excavations of Viking Age York, and helped to devise the world-famous Jorvik Viking Centre there. He is one of the foremost experts on the Viking world.