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An outstanding introduction to the Viking age
on 3 May 1999
This must rate as one of the best introductions to the Viking era ever written. It covers the basics of all aspects of Viking society from use and problems of sources of evidence, through dress, language and literature, social and politcal structures, religion, ending with the Viking expansion. All the subjects are in concise and easy well titled chapters of around four pages long. After reading this introduction you would be well prepared for either advancing onto more detailed and specialised papers and books, or the information gained would give you a good understanding of the age from a general knowledge perspective.