A History of the Vikings by T. D. Kendrick PDF

By T. D. Kendrick

ISBN-10: 048643396X

ISBN-13: 9780486433967

Mesmerizing, well-documented, and brilliant account by way of a number one authority at the topic chronicles the actions of these daring sea raiders of the North who terrorized Europe from the eighth to the eleventh centuries. Abundantly illustrated, the quantity might be important to students and scholars of Nordic background. 12 plates and forty black-and-white illustrations.

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