The Vikings lived in a world completely different from our own, with a distinct culture of honour and a strongly divided society. But they sailed the same fjords as we do. And they cultivated the same land. Understanding the Vikings is understanding our own history – and ourselves.
Through 55 detailed maps combined with text, images and illustrations, the author takes us on a journey to our own past. In addition to martial arts and colonization, the maps also show the Viking trade routes, settlements, natural resources and religious propagation – to highlight the most exciting aspects of the Viking Age. The World of the Viking provides a completely new and easily read introduction to the highlights of this period, perhaps the most exciting era in the history of Northern Europe.