The Vikings Age covers roughly the period 800-1100 during which time the small chieftainships of Scandinavia would coalesce into the countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. This course charts that history, including the transition from the pagan Norse gods to Christianity. But the Vikings were also great travellers south into the Mediterranean, east to the Caspian and Black Sea and west as far as Greenland and North America. Each week we will explore one of these areas.
Else Roesdahl 2016 The Vikings Penguin
Philip Parker 2015 The Northmen’s Fury: A History of the Viking World Vintage
Lars Brownworth 2014 The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings Crux Publishing
Kevin Crossley Holland 2018 The Penguin Book of Norse Myths Penguin
Jane Smiley 2005 The Sagas of the Icelanders Penguin
Carolyne Lavington 2014 The Poetic Edda (Oxford World’s Classics) OUP
Jesse L Byock 2005 The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology (Penguin Classics)
Jackson Crawford 2017 The Saga of the Volsungs with the Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok. Hackett Publishing.
Day: Thursdays Time: 13.45-15.45
5 weeks, from 22 September 2022 to 20 October 2022
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