Vikings Self-Image Essay by Professor Victor Verb
An analysis of how Vikings viewed themselves and how they were viewed by others.
# 47297 | 2,459 words | 2 sources | APA | 2002 |
Published on Feb 03, 2004 in Anthropology (Europe) , Ethnic Studies (European) , Archaeology (Other Regions)
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This paper constructs a comparison between what we can learn about the Vikings and the people they encountered. based on a review of the relevant literature, followed by a discussion and summary of the research in the conclusion. It includes a history of how Vikings spread around Northern Europe, explains the other civilizations they encountered, and how these people perceived them.
From the Paper:"There was an unbroken chain of events which led to the exploration of Iceland, Greenland and ultimately Vinland. "The discovery and attempted colonization of Vinland were the logical outcome of the great Scandinavian migrations that spilled over northern Europe in the early Middle Ages, the ultimate reach of the Norse surge to the west: it was on the Atlantic seaboard of North America that this huge impetus was finally exhausted" (Magnusson & Palsson, 1965, p. 11)."
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