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Norse Warfare: Unconventional Battle Strategies of the Ancient Vikings

Norse Warfare: Unconventional Battle Strategies of the Ancient Vikings
Autor: Martina Sprague
Data publikacji: 2007-01
ISBN: 9780781811767
Wydawca: Hippocrene Books Inc.
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 21.6 x 14.4 x 3.2 cm
Oprawa: twarda
Liczba stron: 350
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In this thorough and evocative analysis, Martina Sprague tackles the myth of the Vikings, their unconventional battle tactics, cunning strategies, and bold use of any means at their disposal. From the innovative shipbuilding methods that produced flexible hulls and the ability to glide silently into shallow water, to Asatro, the polytheistic religion that honored the god of war, Sprague casts a fresh light and a scholarly eye on these fiercely independent people.

From the late 700s to the early 1000s, waves of strange and ferocious warriors from the barren lands of the North routinely swept into Britain and the Western Roman Empire. Plundering and pillaging, they left ruins in their wake; their trembling victims never knew when or where they would strike next.


Hailing from Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, yet beholden to no single king, government, or god, the Vikings fought for personal glory, material wealth, and a longing for adventure. They roamed as far as the Arab world, always following the code, "live hard, die with honor." 



Martina Sprague was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. Interested in military and combat sciences since childhood, she holds a Master of Arts in Military History from Norwich University. She is the author of Sweden: An Illustrated History, also published by Hippocrene Books, and resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. 


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