The Age of the Vikings

The Age of the Vikings

Unmasking the popular perception on Vikings

[Recensie] Vikings have a disproportionate bad press, argues Anders Winroth, the author of The Age of the Vikings. Because of their attacking of monasteries and the Church in general, and the fact that the Church almost held the monopoly on literacy in the early Middle Ages, the Vikings still suffer from the distorted image of bloodthirsty heathen devils Christian monks made them in their writings.

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