Children of Ash and Elm by Neil Price audiobook

Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings

By Neil Price
Read by Samuel Roukin

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc. 9780465096985

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664565623

  • ISBN: 9781664727021

Runtime: 17.42 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The definitive history of the Vikingsfrom arts and culture to politics and cosmologyby a distinguished archaeologist with decades of expertise The Viking Agefrom 750 to 1050saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples into the wider world. As traders and raiders, explorers and colonists, they ranged from eastern North America to the Asian steppe. But for centuries, the Vikings have been seen through the eyes of others, distorted to suit the tastes of medieval clerics and Elizabethan playwrights, Victorian imperialists, Nazis, and more. None of these appropriations capture the real Vikings, or the richness and sophistication of their culture. 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 and religion, their material world. Known today for a stereotype of maritime violence, the Vikings exported new ideas, technologies, beliefs, and practices to the lands they discovered and the peoples they encountered, and in the process were themselves changed. From Eirík Bloodaxe, who fought his way to a kingdom, to Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir, the most traveled woman in the world, Children of Ash and Elm is the definitive history of the Vikings and their time.

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 17.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English