A beautiful, accessible book, with strong interpretive narration that will be enjoyed by Viking enthusiasts, medievalists, artists interested in material culture, and newcomers to the subject.
    Library Journal

    An expansive and scholarly catalogue.
    The Times

    The catalogue does indeed offer the Life and Legend — the Truth, too — and tells us with authority of myths, beliefs and rituals, death and burial, and something of the politics and commerce of the Vikings’ ephemeral empire.’
    The Evening Standard

    This sumptuous book is a fitting souvenir.
    Eastern Daily Press

    This book looks at archaeological evidence of how the Viking ships were designed, built and utilised.
    Good Book Guide

    Whether flicking through it or delving into its rigorously researched narrative, this book is a must for all Viking enthusiasts.
    Current World Archaeology magazine

    Vikings: life and legend

    SKU: cmcf23363

    £25.00 Members' price *


    A rich and vivid account of the impact of the Vikings throughout the world, published to accompany the exhibition Vikings: life and legend, 6 March - 22 June 2014.

    This title and exhibition presents the ever-popular subject in a new way, viewing the Vikings in a global context (rather than focusing on northern Europe) and examining the extent of cultural, religious and economic influences as a result of these contacts.

    Beautifully illustrated with an extraordinary range of objects from international collections and featuring new discoveries by archaeologists and metal-detectorists, the cultural connections between Europe, Byzantium and the Middle East are examined here in absorbing detail.

    From stunning jewellery to ferocious- looking swords, and from beautiful amulets and charms to the longest Viking ship to be found to date – this book highlights the remarkable diversity of peoples and cultures that the Vikings encountered.
    A lively and accessible read for the general reader and experts alike.


    Gareth Williams is Curator of Early Medieval Coins at the British Museum.
    Peter Pentz is a Curator of Danish Prehistory at the National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen.
    Matthias Wemhoff is Director of the Museum of Prehistory and Early History, Berlin.


    Product code: cmcf23363
    Exhibition: Vikings
    World culture: Vikings
    Title: Vikings
    Subtitle: Life and legend
    Authors: Gareth Williams, Peter Pentz, Matthias Wemhoff
    ISBN: 9780714123370/9780714123363
    Format: Paperback/hardback
    Number of pages: 288 pages
    Size: 30cm x 25cm
    llustrations: 320 colour illustrations
    Publication date: February 2014
    Weight: 1.6kg
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