The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings

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The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings

The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings

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The gods make the first man, Askr, the ash tree, and woman, Embla, the elm, from stumps of driftwood. From Eirík Bloodaxe, who fought his way to a kingdom, to Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir, the most traveled woman in the world, Children of Ash and Elm is the definitive history of the Vikings and their time. He explores how they might have understood the qualities of personhood, the intricacies of gender and the cosmos as a whole, including religious beliefs and practices. Part three moves the story to the mid-eleventh century, as the Viking phenomenon diversified across the northern world.

The tale of the gods fashioning the first humans from stumps of wood, on the shores of the world ocean, has roots that extend very deeply into Norse mythology. For all the fearful confusion about their identity among those they encountered, in the Vikings’ own minds there was never any doubt at all: they were the children of Ash, the children of Elm.

Het derde deel ( Nieuwe Werelden, Nieuwe Staten) gaat over de stichting van de Vikingstaten in Engeland, IJsland, Groenland en Noord-Amerika, maar ook de reizen van en naar de Middellandse Zee tot aan Constantinopel aan toe. I've excerpted one of the typical passages where he's clearly making the effort to show the reader how phenomenally effective the Vikings were at their chosen task of redistributing others' wealth back to themselves. One-third of the dead chief's wealth went to supplying alcohol to keep the men drunk for the 10 days of funeral preparation; one-third for burial clothing; one-third to his heirs. Ik las dit boek deels in Denemarken, waarbij we ook regelmatig Vikinguitstapjes maakten, en het was dan wel fijn om ook over deze plaatsen in dit boek te lezen.

De qué sociedades anteriores provenían; sus costumbres sociales, sus conceptos de libertad, su organización política y religiosa, sus costumbres sexuales, etc. If the item is faulty or you have been sent the wrong item then the postage cost will be incurred by the Royal Armouries. None of these appropriations capture the real Vikings, or the richness and sophistication of their culture.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. As vivid as it is learned, as thrillingly cutting edge as it is deep-rooted in the distant past, this is as brilliant a history of the Vikings as one could possibly hope to read. I enjoyed the book for the most part, appreciated the writing style and the wry humour when it occasionally appears, and learned a lot about the Vikings along the way.

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