Everyday LIfe During the Extraordinary Era of the Norsemen
Though infamous for their pirating and raiding, active Vikings were actually only a tiny fraction of the total Scandinavian population during the so-called Viking Age. This exploration of their culture goes beyond the myths into the prosaic realities and intimate details of family life; their attitude toward the more vulnerable members of society; their famed longships and extensive travels; and the role they played in the greater community. In addition to images and maps, a timeline lays out Viking history.
Kirsten Wolf is professor and the Torger Thompson Chair of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she teaches courses on Old Norse-Icelandic language and literature and Scandinavian linguistics.