"An encyclopedic history of Scandinavia, her raiders, and the effect they had on world cultures—not necessarily a tale to curl up with next to a fire but certainly a sturdy reference book."
Dark Ages expert Haywood (Viking: The Norse Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual
, 2013, etc.) sets out to chronicle the history of the Vikings, "an unprecedented phenomenon in European history…for the vast expanse of their horizons."
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