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Viking Art

Viking

The distillation of a lifetimes study of Viking
art by a leading authority, this new account
covers all the intricate and beautiful art
styles of the Viking...

The distillation of a lifetimes study of Viking
art by a leading authority, this new account
covers all the intricate and beautiful art
styles of the Viking Age. It ranges in time from
the first major Viking expeditions overseas
around ad 800 to the general establishment of
Christianity in Scandinavia some 300 years
later. An opening chapter gives the historical
and geographical background. Thematic chapters
then describe and discuss the six main Viking
art styles, showing how they emerged from and
interacted with one another. Delicate metalwork
is contrasted with elaborate wood-carvings and
the famous Gotland picture-stones. The books
conclusion looks at the art in relation to pagan
Viking mythology, the Conversion period and the
Norse sagas as well as at its legacy in later
times. With striking illustrations of all the
different aspects of Viking art and detailed
maps, this will become the definitive guide for
all those interested in this vibrant art form
and in Norse history.

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