Scandinavian 138: Vikings

Instructor: Kimberly Ball

Vikings were early-medieval raiders, traders, and pioneers who journeyed from their Scandinavian homelands as far west as the shores of North America and as far east as Baghdad.  Survey of history, anthropology, and archaeology of Viking Age society. Readings draw on medieval texts as well as secondary sources, consider many aspects of Scandinavian societies during the Viking Age, as well as the impact of Vikings on Europe and beyond.  All instruction and readings in English.