The Vikings in Medieval History
Lecture no. 1 from the course: The Vikings
Taught by Professor Kenneth W. Harl | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Hostile Christian sources demonize the Vikings; Muslim accounts render them exotic; and recent revisionist historians downplay the impact of Norse raids. Archeological finds such as ship burials, coin hoards, and human remains, combined with close study of the Norse sagas of Iceland, can enrich and balance our understanding of Scandinavia's place in medieval history.