Exploring the World of the Vikings

Exploring the World of the Vikings

  1. Richard Hall
  • ISBN 9780500290514
  • 24.40 x 18.80 cm
  • Paperback
  • 240pp
  • 300 Illustrations, 141 in colour
  • First published 2012

The authoritative survey 
of viking history and culture

‘Fascinatingly detailed … without doubt the most attractively presented study of the Vikings currently available … Hall’s book has no rival’ – The Historian
‘Well balanced and highly readable. … For those interested in reading about the Vikings, their settlements and exploits, they can do no better than start with this accomplished and rich book’ – British Archaeology
‘Richard Hall brings a wealth of authority and practical experience to bear in 
presenting this up-to-the-minute account of the Vikings and their world . . . highly informative and full of interesting detail on Viking life’ – Minerva

Here is the full story of the Vikings from their origins in Scandinavia, through the incredible period of raiding, trading and settling known as the Viking Age, to their last surviving settlements in fifteenth-century Greenland

• Viking life and culture, art and religion,Vikings at home
and abroad, and the Vikings in the popular imagination
• The latest archaeological discoveries, from burials to hoards to settlements
• All the most famous Viking sites in Scandinavia and beyond, including Hedeby, York, Dublin, Birka and L’Anse aux Meadows
• Features runes, navigation, silver hoards  and the sagas
• Photographs, drawings, site plans, reconstructions and maps
• Timeline chronicling the history of the Vikings, with key events and personalities
• Gazetteer of sites, museums and places of interest to visit

Richard Hall was one of the foremost archaeologists of the Viking Age. As Director of Archaeology at York Archaeological Trust, he led the excavations of Viking Age York, and helped to devise the world-famous Jorvik Viking Centre there. Among his many other books are The Viking Dig and Viking Age York.