Página InicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Este sítio web usa «cookies» para fornecer os seus serviços, para melhorar o desempenho, para analítica e (se não estiver autenticado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing está a reconhecer que leu e compreende os nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade. A sua utilização deste sítio e serviços está sujeita a essas políticas e termos.
Hide this

Resultados dos Livros Google

Carregue numa fotografia para ir para os Livros Google.

The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings por…
A carregar...

The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings (edição 2014)

por Lars Brownworth (Autor)

MembrosCríticasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
1453141,878 (3.53)1
In AD 793, Norse warriors struck the English isle of Lindisfarne and laid waste to it. Wave after wave of Norse "sea wolves" followed in search of plunder, land, or a glorious death in battle. Much of the British Isles fell before their swords, and the continental capitals of Paris and Aachen were sacked in turn. Turning east, they swept down the uncharted rivers of central Europe, captured Kiev, and clashed with mighty Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire. But there is more to the Viking story than brute force. They were makers of law-the term itself comes from an Old Norse word-and they introduced a novel form of trial by jury to England. They were also sophisticated merchants and explorers who settled Iceland, founded Dublin, and established a trading network that stretched from Baghdad to the coast of North America. In The Sea Wolves, Lars Brownworth brings to life this extraordinary Norse world of epic poets, heroes, and travelers through the stories of the great Viking figures, including Leif the Lucky, Eric Bloodaxe, and Harald Hardrada. This riveting history illuminates the saga of the Viking age-a time which "has passed away, and grown dark under the cover of night."… (mais)
Membro:gottschalkm
Título:The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings
Autores:Lars Brownworth (Autor)
Informação:Crux Publishing Ltd (2014), 300 pages
Colecções:A sua biblioteca
Avaliação:
Etiquetas:Natalie Gray

Pormenores da obra

The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings por Lars Brownworth

Nenhum(a)
A carregar...

Adira ao LibraryThing para descobrir se irá gostar deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Ver também 1 menção

Mostrando 3 de 3
Excellent summary of the pragmatism, history, stories and impact of the Viking people as their civilization rose to prominence and then to decay. As a student of Celtic history, the Vikings have always been in the picture, but now I understand their history better.

It is also interesting to read and hear the highlights of the Viking story and compare that to the Vikings TV show, which has heavy echoes and historical references for the historically interested viewer.

I heard this book an audiobook floor on my commutes to work. Most books don't translate well to audio form, but this one was very strong. Highly recommended. ( )
  patl | Feb 18, 2019 |
OK history but sometimes hard to follow time line ( )
  Claudia.Anderson | Jan 5, 2017 |
As a history goes, a very easy read. There were a number of enjoyable stories, but not being familiar with the Vikings I cannot comment on the accuracy. I would also recommend the reader keep an atlas at hand--the book contains no maps to help the reader understand the geographical context. ( )
1 vote dpevers | Mar 15, 2015 |
Mostrando 3 de 3
sem críticas | adicionar uma crítica

Belongs to Publisher Series

Tem de autenticar-se para poder editar dados do Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Comum.
Título canónico
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Locais importantes
Acontecimentos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Prémios e menções honrosas
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Primeiras palavras
Citações
Últimas palavras
Nota de desambiguação
Editores da Editora
Autores de citações elogiosas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Língua original
DDC/MDS canónico

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês

Nenhum(a)

In AD 793, Norse warriors struck the English isle of Lindisfarne and laid waste to it. Wave after wave of Norse "sea wolves" followed in search of plunder, land, or a glorious death in battle. Much of the British Isles fell before their swords, and the continental capitals of Paris and Aachen were sacked in turn. Turning east, they swept down the uncharted rivers of central Europe, captured Kiev, and clashed with mighty Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire. But there is more to the Viking story than brute force. They were makers of law-the term itself comes from an Old Norse word-and they introduced a novel form of trial by jury to England. They were also sophisticated merchants and explorers who settled Iceland, founded Dublin, and established a trading network that stretched from Baghdad to the coast of North America. In The Sea Wolves, Lars Brownworth brings to life this extraordinary Norse world of epic poets, heroes, and travelers through the stories of the great Viking figures, including Leif the Lucky, Eric Bloodaxe, and Harald Hardrada. This riveting history illuminates the saga of the Viking age-a time which "has passed away, and grown dark under the cover of night."

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo Haiku

Ligações Rápidas

Capas populares

Avaliação

Média: (3.53)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2 2
2.5 1
3 5
3.5 2
4 3
4.5 2
5 4

É você?

Torne-se num Autor LibraryThing.

 

Acerca | Contacto | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blogue | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Legadas | Primeiros Críticos | Conhecimento Comum | 155,841,786 livros! | Barra de topo: Sempre visível