This title sheds new light on the Vikings. It examines their gods and belief systems, their technological advances, craftsmanship, social organisation, success as colonisers, their political coups, military might, commercial nous, and their remarkable self-belief.
Marjolein Stern is an expert on the Viking Age and Medieval culture and communication. She has written numerous articles on aspects of Viking culture and has just completed her PhD on runestone images and visual communication in the Viking Age. She was based at the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age at Nottingham University in the U.K. and now works at the University of Ghent in Belgium.
Roderick Dale is an archeologist and expert in Scandinavian history, old Norse language and literature, Viking Age warfare, and the Vikings in popular culture. Roderick has worked with a number of authors as a historical consultant, most recently on Anita Ganeri’s Norse Myths and Legends (Raintree Publishing, 2012.)