Thames & Hudson, 2007, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: As New, First
First impression. Size: Large Octavo. 240 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The front endpaper has been clumsily torn from the book to remove their name. Otherwise book is in fine condition.. Here is the complete story of the Vikings from their origins in Scandinavia during the early first millennium AD, through the incredible period of raiding, trading, and settling known as the Viking Age, to the last surviving Viking settlements in fifteenth-century Greenland. Following in the footsteps of Viking merchants, raiders, and emigrants, we track their journeys from the first documented raid on the island monastery of Lindisfarne in 739 to the semi-mythical travels of individuals such as Eirik the Red and the expansive kingdoms of Viking leaders. The book explores Viking life and culture in detail: their appearances, warfare, targets, crafts, and weapons, as well as their stunning pattern-welded swords and helmets. Drawing on the latest discoveries and augmenting textual evidence with archaeological detail, this is a vivid picture of the Vikings at home and abroad in an era that laid many of the foundations of the modern world. 330 illustrations, 141 in color Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Early (0-1000 AD); ISBN: 0500051445. ISBN/EAN: 9780500051443. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7746.