The Vikings

Term: 

Fall 2017

Req: 

HASS-H

Level: 

Intermediate

Explores the complex relationship of the Vikings with the medieval world. Examines developments within Scandinavian society, such as state formation, social structures, trade, shipbuilding, slavery, urban growth, and Christianization. Considers the methodological difficulties presented by the diverse and often contradictory historical sources for information about the Vikings, such as monastic chronicles, archaeology, coin hoards, stone inscriptions, and sagas.