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The Viking Road to Byzantium

£40.00

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This is the first major study of the Vikings who travelled east, based on the evidence of written sources and archaeology, drawn from a wide field and much new material. Clues to the movements of the eastern Vikings may be found not only in Icelandic skaldic verse and runic inscriptions on memorial stones, but in such unexpected places as Romanian chalk quarry near the Black Sea, among the carved stones of ancient Thrace and in Constantinople itself, the Miklagard of northern literature. Much has been written about the activities of the Vikings in the West, probably because of a natural interest in events around our own coasts and in the tantalising records of the American voyages. But here is a history about which little has been written, but which is just as important and quite as exciting.

Condition: Some bumping and shelf wear to the dust jacket. Otherwise in very good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Davidson, H.R. Ellis
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14cm x 22cm
Edition:
First edition 1976
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0049400495
ISBN-13:
9780049400498
Number of pages:
341
Publisher:
Allen and Unwin
Title:
The Viking Road to Byzantium

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This is the first major study of the Vikings who travelled east, based on the evidence of written sources and archaeology, drawn from a wide field and much new material. Clues to the movements of the eastern Vikings may be found not only in Icelandic skaldic verse and runic inscriptions on memorial stones, but in such unexpected places as Romanian chalk quarry near the Black Sea, among the carved stones of ancient Thrace and in Constantinople itself, the Miklagard of northern literature. Much has been written about the activities of the Vikings in the West, probably because of a natural interest in events around our own coasts and in the tantalising records of the American voyages. But here is a history about which little has been written, but which is just as important and quite as exciting.

Condition: Some bumping and shelf wear to the dust jacket. Otherwise in very good condition.

Author(s):
Davidson, H.R. Ellis
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14cm x 22cm
Edition:
First edition 1976
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0049400495
ISBN-13:
9780049400498
Number of pages:
341
Publisher:
Allen and Unwin
Title:
The Viking Road to Byzantium

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