6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Too dry and technical for most readers,
This review is from: The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
This book is clearly written by an archaeologist who is very knowledgeable about the Vikings. Unfortunately, he completely fails to make it compelling for someone who is not familiar with the subject and needs a "very short introduction". It mostly seems to list burial sites and talks about town development in the Viking lands. It has little discussion of the broader picture of the Viking civilization (I mean, come on, we want to read about berserkrs) and only a few sidebars about the great personages of the time. This is an archaeology/anthropology book, not really a history.