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1066: The Year of the Conquest
by David J. Howarth

While the date 1066 is familiar to almost everybody as the year of the Norman conquest of England, few can place the event in the context of the dramatic year in ...




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—Updated Mar 13, 2008



The Archaeology of Weapons: Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
by R. Ewart Oakeshott

Tremendously detailed and thorough account of premodern weapons of war — from the prehistoric Bronze and Iron Ages and the breakup of the Roman Empire, to the ...

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—Updated Apr 24, 2008



Arms & Armor of the Medieval Knight: An Illustrated History of Weaponry in the Middle Ages
by David Edge, John Miles Paddock

A fantastic book examining the arms and armor of the middle ages.

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—Updated Mar 20, 2008



Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (Bilingual Edition)

New York Times bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of ...

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—Updated Apr 24, 2008



A Brief History of the Vikings: The Last Pagans or the First Modern Europeans? (Brief History Series)
by Jonathan Clements

Between the eighth and eleventh centuries, the Vikings surged from their Scandinavian homeland to trade and raid along the coasts of Europe. Their influence ...

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—Updated Jan 1, 2009



Njal's Saga (Penguin Classics)
by Anonymous

Written in the thirteenth century, Njal's Saga is a story that explores perennial human problems-from failed marriages to divided loyalties, from the law's ...

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—Updated Apr 28, 2008



The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings (Oxford Illustrated Histories)

With settlements stretching across a vast expanse and with legends of their exploits extending even farther, the Vikings were the most far-flung and feared people ...




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—Updated Apr 28, 2008



The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings (Hist Atlas)
by John Haywood

Viking marauders struck fear into the hearts of ninth-century European peasants, monks and nobles alike for two centuries, but the Vikings were more than seaborne ...

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—Updated Feb 2, 2008



The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology (Penguin Classics)
by Snorri Sturluson, Jesse L. Byock

Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, The Prose Edda is the source of most of what we know of Norse mythology. Its tales are peopled by ...

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—Updated Apr 3, 2009



The Sagas of Icelanders: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world's greatest literary treasures--as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly ...




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