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Description - Viking Age by Kristen Wolf

Though infamous for their pirating, active Vikings were actually only a fraction of the Scandinavian population during the so-called Viking Age. This exploration of their culture goes beyond the myths and into the prosaic realities and intimate details of family life; their attitude toward the more vulnerable members of society; their famed longships and extensive travels; and the role they played in the greater community. Includes images, maps, and a timeline of Viking history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781454909064
ISBN-10: 1454909064
Format: Hardback
(204mm x 153mm x 25mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Sterling
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kristen Wolf

Kirsten Wolf is professor and the Torger Thompson Chair of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she teaches courses on Old Norse-Icelandic language and literature and Scandinavian linguistics. She is currently working on an edition of AM 672 4to, an Icelandic handbook for priests from the fifteenth century.