The Northmen's Fury: A History of the Viking World

The Northmen s Fury A History of the Viking World The Northmen s Fury tells the Viking story from the first pinprick raids of the eighth century to the great armies that left their Scandinavian homelands to conquer larger parts of France Britain an

  • Title: The Northmen's Fury: A History of the Viking World
  • Author: Philip Parker
  • ISBN: 9780224090803
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Northmen s Fury tells the Viking story, from the first pinprick raids of the eighth century to the great armies that left their Scandinavian homelands to conquer larger parts of France, Britain and Ireland It recounts the epic voyages that took them across the Atlantic to the icy fjords of Greenland and to North America over four centuries before Columbus and east toThe Northmen s Fury tells the Viking story, from the first pinprick raids of the eighth century to the great armies that left their Scandinavian homelands to conquer larger parts of France, Britain and Ireland It recounts the epic voyages that took them across the Atlantic to the icy fjords of Greenland and to North America over four centuries before Columbus and east to the great rivers of Russia and the riches of the Byzantine empire.One summer s day in 793, death arrived from the sea The raiders who sacked the island monastery of Lindisfarne were the first Vikings, sea borne attackers who brought two centuries of terror to northern Europe Before long the sight of their dragon prowed longships and the very name of Viking gave rise to fear and dread, so much so that monks were reputed to pray each night for delivery from the Northmen s Fury Yet for all their reputation as bloodthirsty warriors, the Vikings possessed a sophisticated culture that produced art of great beauty, literature of abiding power and kingdoms of surprising endurance.The Northmen s Fury describes how and why a region at the edge of Europe came to dominate and to terrorise much of the rest of the continent for nearly three centuries and how, in the end, the coming of Christianity and the growing power of kings tempered the Viking ferocity and stemmed the tide of raids It relates the astonishing achievement of the Vikings in forging far flung empires whose sinews were the sea and whose arteries were not roads but maritime trading routes.The blood of the Vikings runs in millions of veins in Europe and the Americas and the tale of their conquests, explorations and achievements continues to inspire people around the world.

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    1. When you hear the word Viking, you think of tall blond Scandinavian man with a horned helmet, an aggressive attitude, a round shield, a sword who has just stepped off a longboat. Most of those facts are right, apart from the horned helmet. These men came out of nowhere in the 8th century to wreak havoc and bloodshed across the lands of England, France and Ireland. People who lived close to seas and rivers were fearful for their very lives at the sight of a sail on the horizon.Whilst they were bl [...]


    2. This book offers a history of the Viking world, and plots the growth and then diaspora of the various sub-groups encompassed by that term. They certainly made extensive forays, reaching eastwards into Russia, and even reaching Istanbul (known to them as Mikkelgard), while also reaching south to Normandy and Brittany, and southwest to Britain. Their voyages westwards are noiw well documented, though this account places greater emphasis than many on the failed colonisation of Greenland.Parker has [...]


    3. An absolutely delightful, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable book to read. A very detailed world wide trip through every year of Viking history from the feuding countries of pre-scandinavia through each country they encountered. Not just the well known ones like England, Ireland, Iceland and Greenland but France, Russia, Faroes/Shetland & Hebridies and far east into Istanbul and beyond. For anyone interested in Vikings whether just a bit curious or with an avid interest.



    4. Interesting overview on the Viking history. Already ancient Greeks and Romans knew about these people living in the North of Europe (region Phyteas called 'Thule'). We all learned in school about the numerous attacks on Francia. The author believes the Vikings not to be particularly more violent than their contemporaries.We read about how Vikings colonized Scotland and Ireland during 8-9th century; Iceland and the Faroes (900-1300); Greenland (1000-1450); Vinland (i.e. Nova Scotia and Maine; 100 [...]


    5. A wonderful sweep of the history of the vikings, from their notorious raid at Lindisfarne to the settlements of Orkney, Iceland, Greenland, Russia and the elusive Vinland, somewhere in north America.



    6. This is a pretty comprehensive history of the Viking age, the author should be commended for that alone. However it is not an easy read, and I found his writing style to be very flat and unexciting. It became too much of a chore to read in the end and I was relieved to eventually finish it, a shame really given the exciting subject matter.


    7. Really starting to struggle a bit with this, it takes what should be fascinating and turns it into dry, monotonous narrative, maybe it is just me.


    8. There's no doubt this book is full of fascinating facts. I found the author's style quite dull. I'm glad I persevered until the end, however at times I found it a bit of a slog.


    9. Historian Philip Parker, author of The Empire Stops Here: A Journey Around the Frontiers of the Roman World, brings us a gripping historical recitation of one of the most famous (arguably infamous) cultures in European history.Possessing a highly spiritualist and widely misunderstood culture, the term Viking has become synonymous with violence and bloodshed. This, in truth, as those whom have read this book would already know, is only one small sliver of the Viking way of life. The Vikings were [...]


    10. Philip Parker imponuje rzetelnym podejściem, ujawniając w swoim opracowaniu historii Wikingów solidne przygotowanie i znajomość najświeższych odkryć związanych z omawianą tematyką. Parker zdaje się nie pomijać żadnego z wartych poruszenia aspektów historii "ludów Północy", jednak przez tak drobiazgowe podejście do niektórych mniej interesujących kwestii, publikacja niniejsza cierpi na raczej skrótowe ujęcie pozostałych z nich. Oczywiście kwestią gustu i zainteresowań c [...]


    11. Another history of the Vikings? Do we really need another one? Well, yes, if they’re as good as this one.This is an easily digested, engrossing, reads like a novel, time-line history. No darting about, not too long on one area, no frills history. I thought it was pretty good. I thought it read like it had been written to try and bring the Vikings to a new, younger generation, though without dumbing down any. If you've read other Viking histories (as I have - and plenty), you’ll already know [...]


    12. Clearly well researched and at times fascinating, but the structure of the book based as it is on geographical conquests rather than strictly chronological made for a frustrating read. The North American part as well as the warring Orkney Vikings were great and the momentum of the narrative leading to 1066 and Hastings were all excellent. Not so good were what felt like endless lists of names (& accompanying nicknames) engaged in repetitive battles. It felt like it was missing a level of eth [...]


    13. For me personally; the more references to sources there are in a historical book combined to how objective the writer is - the more accurate it can be, and this book is one of the best i've read in those terms. The book provides tons of details, names, places, areas, dates and activities while scanning the world for Viking records geochronologically-wise and everything is backed with references to sources both historical records and sagas and often carefully criticized over how accurate or legit [...]


    14. "Furia ludzi Północy. Dzieje świata wikingów" do pozycja, po którą powinien sięgnąć każdy zainteresowany tematem wikingów, bez względu czy zaczął od powieści historycznych czy serialu "Wikingowie". Philip Parker zabiera czytelników w wędrówkę śladami wikingów i pokazuje ich potęgę oraz strach, jaki przez długi czas wywoływali wśród królów i książąt chrześcijańskiego świata.Całość na: wiedzma-czyta/201


    15. The extent and range of Viking involvement in their three hundred years of dominance is astonishing. From Newfoundland to Turkey, Russia to Spain, Dublin to Constantinople they ranged in their violence and plunder, affecting the evolution of Western Europe to the extent that even William the Conquerer was of Norse descent.Parker turns a history book into a fascinating account of the complexity of Viking influence in many aspects of our cultural evolution.


    16. It is another recounting of the History of the VIkings. The better part or less well travelled is the section at the end about The Last VIkings and the end of the Viking Age when Parker goes on to discuss the whys and wherefores of what was going on after the defeat at Stamford Bridge and why the Vikings hold such an iconic spot in the world's collective memory.Readable.


    17. Recorrido histórico del origen, la expansión, el apogeo y la decadencia del imperio vikingo, que desde sus orígenes escandinavos, principalmente noruegos y daneses, se extendió por Suecia, Gran Bretaña, Irlanda, Islandia, las islas Orcadas, Shetlands, Hebridas, Groenlandia, Norteamérica, Francia, Italia, Rusia, Ucrania y el Imperio Bizantino.


    18. A good solid history of the Vikings, covering England, Scandinavia, Russia, Iceland, Greenland and the Viking landings in North America. Does exactly what it says on the tin.



    19. Dla badaczy Wikingów to ciekawa pozycja bez wątpienia. Jedyny minus to skupienie pełni uwagi na zachodnich kwestiach, skrócenie do możności zagadnienia Rusi.Niemniej godna polecenia.


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