From Robert Ferguson comes a comprehensive and thrilling history, based on the latest scholarship, that offers the definitive portrait of the Vikings.
"Integrating archaeological, genetic, linguistic, and literary information, Ferguson realizes a Viking history bound to satisfy." (Booklist)
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Good Historical Overview
- Elizabeth Ciminelli "I teach English as a second language and student success. I enjoy fiction and non-fiction books especially history and science fiction."
A Good Overview of Viking History
As someone who loves history, I enjoyed and benefited from listening to this book. It covers all the major peoples, cultures, and events of the Viking age. Those who aren't into history may find some aspects of it (such as discussions of Viking politics) a little more dry than others. My only complaint was that the author's thematic or topical approach to the subject (focusing on groups or areas at a time) made it hard to see the history of vikings as a whole or tie the pieces together chronologically. This can be a problem in general when trying to tackle a broad historical topic however. Overall, this was an enjoyable and beneficial read and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested.