The Resource Beyond the Northlands : Viking voyages and the Old Norse sagas, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough

Beyond the Northlands : Viking voyages and the Old Norse sagas, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough

Label
Beyond the Northlands : Viking voyages and the Old Norse sagas
Title
Beyond the Northlands
Title remainder
Viking voyages and the Old Norse sagas
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the dying days of the eighth century, the Vikings erupted onto the international stage with brutal raids and slaughter. The medieval Norsemen may be best remembered as monk murderers and village pillagers, but this is far from the whole story. Throughout the Middle Ages, long-ships transported hairy northern voyagers far and wide, where they not only raided but also traded, explored and settled new lands, encountered unfamiliar races, and embarked on pilgrimages and crusades. To explore the sagas and the world that produced them, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough now takes her own trip through the dramatic landscapes that they describe. Along the way, she illuminates the rich but often confusing saga accounts with a range of other evidence: archaeological finds, rune-stones, medieval world maps, encyclopaedic manuscripts, and texts from as far away as Byzantium and Baghdad. As her journey across the Old Norse world shows, by situating the sagas against the revealing background of this other evidence, we can begin at least to understand just how the world was experienced, remembered, and imagined by this unique culture from the outermost edge of Europe so many centuries ago
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
948/.022
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Beyond the Northlands : Viking voyages and the Old Norse sagas, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-310) and index
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  • MAIN
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Vikings. Inroads from the sea ; Fire and ice -- North. In the lands of the North ; North of all Northmen ; Where the wild things are -- West. Westward ho! ; New world ; The way the world ends -- East. Eastern promise ; Set in stone ; Far-travelling beasts -- South. Journey to the centre of the Earth ; Sailing to Byzantium ; World's end -- Sagas in translation
Control code
ocn944463005
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 317 pages
Isbn
9780198701248
Lccn
2016931924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (some color)
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u823970
System control number
(OCoLC)944463005

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