Men of Terror

A Comprehensive Analysis for Viking Combat Book review TERJE BIRKEDAL Laguna Woods, Calif. A thousand years ago, a group of Danes raised a large runestone to honor a fallen warrior named Fraði, who was praised on the stone as “first among all Vikings” and “the terror of men.”  This brief epitaph on stone was the inspiration for the title of the new book Men of Terror: A Comprehensive Analysis of Viking Combat by William R. Short and Reynir A. Óskarson (Westholme Publishing, 2021).  Short is an MIT-trained scientist and manager of Hurstwic, an organization that “seeks to advance the state of knowledge about V
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Terje Birkedal

Terje G. Birkedal was born in Stavanger, Norway, in 1946. He immigrated to the U.S. as child and grew up in Colorado. After earning a Ph.D. in Anthropology he served as an archeologist with the National Park Service for 36 years. He has conducted fieldwork in Alaska, the American South and Southwest, Canada, the Great Plains, Guam, and Norway. He served five years as President of Sons of Norway Bernt Balchen Lodge in Anchorage, Alaska, and he has always been passionate about Norwegian prehistory, history, and culture.

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