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Topic subjectThe Vikings
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700, The Vikings
Posted by dabrownofmn, Fri May-07-10 05:16 PM
Genre: Non-fiction

I read this book as research for one of my novels. This was published by the National Geographic Society in 1972, so much of the information may now be disputed, or in the case of references to the Soviet Union outdated. That didn't particularly matter to me, since I was looking more for ideas than historical information. And true to Nat Geo standards, the photography and illustrations are amazing.

What surprised me the most was the wide spread influence of the Vikings-- from England, Europe, North Africa, the Byzantium Empire, and the New World. I really had no idea how far they had travelled and how much influence they had on societies around the world.