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Author Harl, Kenneth W.

Title The Vikings [sound recording] / Kenneth W. Harl.

Publication Info. Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2005]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Great Courses  948.022 HAR    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Great Courses  948.022 HAR    AVAILABLE
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Description 18 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 275 pages : maps ; 19 cm)
Series The great courses. History, Medieval history
Great courses (Compact disc) History.
Note Compact discs.
36 lectures on 18 audio discs, with acc. guidebook.
Performer Professor Kenneth W. Harl, Professor of Classical and Byzantine History.
Contents Vikings in Medieval history -- Land and people of Medieval Scandinavia -- Scandinavian society in the Bronze Age -- Scandinavia in the Celtic and Roman Ages -- The age of migrations -- The Norse gods -- Runes, poetry, and visual arts -- Legendary kings and heroes -- Revolution in shipbuilding -- Warfare and society in the Viking Age -- Merchants and commerce in the Viking Age -- Christendom on the eve of the Viking Age -- Viking raids on the Carolingian Empire -- The Duchy of Normandy -- Viking assault on England -- The Danelaw -- Viking assault on Ireland -- Norse kings of Dublin and Ireland -- The settlement of Iceland -- Iceland--a frontier republic -- Skaldic poetry and sagas -- Western voyages to Greenland and Vinland -- Swedes in the Baltic Sea and Russia -- The road to Byzantium -- From Varangians into Russians -- Transformation of SCandinavian society -- St. Anskar and the first Christian missions -- Formation of the kingdom of Denmark -- Cnut the Great -- Collapse of Cnut's empire -- Jarls and sea kings of Norway -- St. Olaf of Norway -- Kings of the Swedes and Goths -- Christianization and economic change -- From Vikings to Crusaders -- The Viking legacy.
Summary As explorers and traders, the Vikings played a decisive role in the formation of Latin Christendom, and particularly of Western Europe. In this course the Vikings will be studied not only as warriors, but also in other roles for which they are equally extraordinary: merchants, artists, kings, raiders, seafarers, shipbuilders, and creators of a remarkable literature of myths and sagas.
Subject Vikings -- History -- Sound recordings.
Civilization, Viking -- Sound recordings.
Vikings -- Social life and customs -- Sound recordings.
Viking antiquities -- Sound recordings.
Northmen -- Sound recordings.
Genre Audiobooks.
Added Author Teaching Company.
ISBN 9781598030693
Music No. IC3910A Teaching Co. (discs)
PB3910A Teaching Co. (book)
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