Viking Pirates and Christian Princes

Dynasty, Religion, and Empire in the North Atlantic
Author(s): 
Hudson, Benjamin
ISBN: 
0195162374
Date published: 
April 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£39.50

This book studies two Viking families who appear in the records of the Atlantic littoral as pagan raiders and reinvent themselves as established Christian rulers. Their rise and transformation from the 10th to the 12th centuries highlights a period and people important for understanding the political, religious, and culture development of Europe in the High Middle Ages.