Chronicles of the Vikings : Records, Memorials and Myths
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Yayıncı British Museum Press ( 02 / 2014 ) ISBN 9780714123417 | 17,2x24x2,21 cm. | İngilizce | 240 Sayfa | Türler Sanat Tarihi
There have been many books about the Vikings, but few that see them from their own point of view. Most accounts rely heavily on the records of prejudiced observers (who saw the Vikings only as savage raiders) or the archaeological record, which tells us much about their material culture but little about their values. This classic book reveals how the Vikings saw themselves: portrayed in their own writings or in the reports of people who knew them closely. Using a series of translations from primary sources including runic inscriptions, literary works, rare historical accounts and eye-witness reports, this book brings the Viking world to life.