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The wolf age : the Vikings, the Anglo-Saxons and the battle for the North Sea Empire / Tore Skeie ; translated by Alison McCullough.

Skeie, Tore, 1977- (author.). McCullough, Alison, (translator.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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2 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 941.01 SKE (Text) 33500013711866 New Checked out 12/20/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781782278351
  • ISBN: 1782278354
  • Physical Description: 378 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: London : Pushkin Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translated from the Norwegian.
Maps on pages 2 and 3 of cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-378).
Summary, etc.:
"The first major book on Vikings by a Scandinavian author to be published in English, The Wolf Age reframes the struggle for a North Sea empire and puts readers in the mindset of Vikings, providing new insight into their goals, values, and what they chose to live and die for. Tore Skeie (Norway's Most Important Young Historian) takes readers on a thrilling journey through the bloody shared history of England and Scandinavia, and on across early medieval Europe, from the wild Norwegian fjords to the wealthy cities of Muslim Andalusia. Warfare, plotting, backstabbing and bribery abound as Skeie skillfully weaves sagas and skaldic poetry with breathless dramatization as he entertainingly brings the world of the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons to vivid life. In the eleventh century, the rulers of the lands surrounding the North Sea are all hungry for power. To get power they need soldiers, to get soldiers they need silver, and to get silver there is no better way than war and plunder. This vicious cycle draws all the lands of the north into a brutal struggle for supremacy and survival that will shatter kingdoms and forge an empire..."-- Provided by publisher.
Author Notes

TORE SKEIE is one of Norway’s most acclaimed historians, having written several prize-winning and bestselling works of medieval history. Known for his eye for historical and human drama, his books have been praised both for their thrilling style and the way they challenge traditional nation-oriented historical narratives. The Wolf Age was a bestseller in Norway, won the prestigious Sverre Steen award, and is the first of Tore’s books to be translated into English.
Based in Stavanger, Norway, ALISON McCULLOUGH’s previous translations include The Therapist by Helene Flood and Theatre of the World: The Maps that Made History by Thomas Reinertsen Berg.

Subject: Vikings > Great Britain.
Scandinavia > History > To 1397.
Great Britain > History > Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066.
Great Britain.
Genre: History.

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