Terje Birkedal uncovers evidence in sagas and poetry that Vikings were fierce warriors whose strong feelings and emotions included love.
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Terje Birkedal shares his review of popular historian Arthur L. Herman’s upcoming book, The Viking Heart: How Scandinavians Coquered the World.
Terje Birkedal examines the institution of Viking Age slavery and explores its wider context in the history of the Vikings and the history of slavery.
Through the story of Egil Skallagrímsson, Terje Birkedal seeks to expand popular ideas of the Vikings to see them as real humans with thoughts and emotions.
Kingdom of the Vikings: The Rise and Fall of Norway by Simon Vincent tells the story of Norway’s ascent to power and influence in the Middle Ages.
Terje Birkedal reviews renowned Viking scholar Neil Price’s new book, Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings.
Terje Birkedal reviews renowned archaeologist Neil Price’s new book, The Viking Way, a heady text but rich with content.
Terje Birkedal discusses the history of Norway’s boom-and-bust dependence on cod and herring populations over the centuries, affecting both culture and economy.
In his fourth and final installment in a series, Terje Birkedal takes a look at the warfare and weapons of Bronze Age Scandinavia.
In this third installment we look at the ships that made trading and raiding possible Terje Birkedal Laguna Woods, Calif. As we learned in earlier installments in this series (Feb. 8: www.norwegianamerican.com/heritage/birkedal-bronze-age-scandinavia-01 and April...