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Seller: ancientgifts (4,351) 100% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381822279427 Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! The Vikings: Lords of the Seas by Yves Cohat. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 175 pages. Publisher: Abrams Discoveries; (1992). In the 8th century Europe rang out with this prayer: 'Save us, oh Lord, from the fury of the Northmen. They ravage our lands. They kill our women and children.' Here is the story of the fabled Vikings, who discovered Greenland and sailed in their longboats as far as North America; who colonized Iceland, pillaged Ireland, and put France to the sword; and who voyaged to the gates of Constantinople and even seized the throne of the czars. Author Yves Cohat was born in 1953. He studied history and ethnology and later trained at the anthropological branch of France’s Centre National des Recherches Scientifiques Maritime, of which he is now a member. Marrying his love for the sea with his interest in the human sciences, he has continued to work with experts in other disciplines to research the lives of ancient fishermen. CONDITION: NEW. New oversized softcover. Unblemished except VERY slight edge and corner shelf wear to the covers. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Condition is entirely consistent with new stock from a bookstore environment wherein new books might show minor signs of shelfwear, consequence of simply being shelved and re-shelved. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: The term Viking commonly denotes the ship-borne explorers, traders, and warriors of the Norsemen (literally, men from the north) who originated in Scandinavia and raided the coasts of the British Isles, France and other parts of Europe as far east as the Volga River in Russia from the late 8th century to the 11th century. This period of European history (generally dated to 793–1066 A.D.) is often referred to as the Viking Age. It may also be used to denote the entire populations of Viking Age Scandinavia and their settlements elsewhere. Famed for their navigational abilities and the longship, the Vikings, in three centuries, founded settlements along the coasts and rivers of mainland Europe, Ireland, Normandy, the Shetland, Orkney, and Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, and Newfoundland. Their influence reached as far south as North Africa, east into Russia and to Constantinople, where they were not only looters, but also traders and mercenaries. Vikings under the command of Leif Ericcson, heir to Erik the Red, are also known to have been early explorers of North America, with putative expeditions to present-day Canada as early as the 10th century. Viking voyages grew less frequent with the introduction of Christianity to Scandinavia in the late 10th and 11th century. The Viking Age is often considered to have ended with the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066 A.D. The word Viking was introduced to the English language with romantic connotations in the 18th century. However, etymologists assign the earliest use of the word to Anglo-Frankish writers, who referred to "víkingr" as one who set about to raid and pillage.[2] The saga of Egil Skallagrimsson contains a passage which translates to: “Björn was a great traveler; sometimes as viking, sometimes as tradesman”. In the current Scandinavian languages the term Viking is applied to the people who went away on Viking expeditions, be it for raiding or trading. In English and many other languages it has become common to use it to refer to the Viking Age Scandinavians in general. The pre-Christian Scandinavian population is also referred to as Norse. In history, the Vikings were the enemies of the Anglo-Saxons, especially the Saxons of Wessex. For 300 years, the Saxons and Vikings were unable to co-exist with one another. However, the Vikings were friends and allies of the Cornish Celts, who were themselves battling the Saxons. The first ever recorded Viking attack is mentioned in the Anniales Cambria in 722 when the Celts of Cornwall and Danish Vikings joined forces to destroy the Anglo Saxons at "Hehil" in Cornwall; the first of various Viking/Celtic alliances. However, Viking/Celtic relations were generally poor, as evident by the common Viking plundering of Celtic Christian monasteries. Contents/Chapter Headers include: 1) The Forerunners of the Vikings. 2) Can the Norwegians Conquer the World? 3) The Danes Attach Western Christendom. 4) The Swedes and the Route to the East. 5) Navigation and Traders. 6) The Vikings at Home. 7) Gods and Heroes. 8) Viking Documents. 9) Chronology. 10) Further Reading. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way. REVIEW: This fascinating book examines the legends, lore, and history of the Vikings. While they lived, the Vikings terrified the world and became legendary. In 886 Danish Vikings, led by their chief, Ivar, crossed the North Sea and landed on English soil. They massacred the inhabitants and pillaged the land. From that time forward and through the Middle Ages, their fame, their infamy, was broadcast even by those whom they had subdued. This volume in the acclaimed "Discoveries" series features hundreds of drawings and color illustrations, a brief chronology and more information than you would imagine between its slim covers. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: I found this book thoroughly enjoyable. I had no idea how much the Vikings impacted European civilization until I read this book. I knew that they came from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark but I did not realize to the extent that they traveled and settled. This book is a must for anyone seeking knowledge of the Vikings Religion, Daily Life, Colonies, and various other aspects. You will find out that these people were not just warriors but people just like you and I. REVIEW: Within a day after getting this book I had finished reading it. The book's strongest point is its illustrations: paintings of what artists thought the Vikings looked like; maps; and photos of Viking artifacts, ruins and habitats. The last portion of the book consists of excerpts from writings by or about the Norsemen. The Vikings are a fascinating subject, and this book does them justice. So if you are interested in the Vikings you will enjoy it and learn much as well. REVIEW: This book is designed as a "beginners guide" to the Vikings and it works very well. Being a recent publication it avoids the ridiculous stereotypes and misconceptions that we have the Victorians to thank for. It's heavily illustrated and as well as for adults, it would make a good book for an older child who is interested in history. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). The shipment will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world – but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish

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