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The Vikings: A History (review)

The Vikings: A History (review) his claim for a Jewish state. Despite my harsh criticism of this book, I still, as other reviewers have done, recommend that it be read. It is fitting that people should compare its material with the findings of other historians and draw their own conclusions. khaleel mohammed San Diego State University The Vikings: A History. By robert ferguson. London: Penguin Books, 2009. 464 pp. $32.95 (cloth); $18.00 (paper); $9.99 (e-book). Robert Ferguson's The Vikings is a recent addition to a large pool of general studies on the subject that includes such classics as Gwyn Jones's History of the Vikings, Peter Sawyer's Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings, and Else Roesdahl's The Vikings, as well as Richard Hall's splendid The World of the Vikings.1 Ferguson's stated aim in this book is to "provide an intelligent general reader who has an interest in the Viking Age with a study that might satisfy his or her interest without burdening it with an account of the innumerable controversies that cover every field of study of the period" (p. 8). Ferguson succeeds in creating a reasonably comprehensive and engaging study that meets its stated aims while simultaneously presenting some rather dubious interpretations of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

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his claim for a Jewish state. Despite my harsh criticism of this book, I still, as other reviewers have done, recommend that it be read. It is fitting that people should compare its material with the findings of other historians and draw their own conclusions. khaleel mohammed San Diego State University The Vikings: A History. By robert ferguson. London: Penguin Books, 2009. 464 pp. $32.95 (cloth); $18.00 (paper); $9.99 (e-book). Robert Ferguson's The Vikings is a recent addition to a large pool of general studies on the subject that includes such classics as Gwyn Jones's History of the Vikings, Peter Sawyer's Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings, and Else Roesdahl's The Vikings, as well as Richard Hall's splendid The World of the Vikings.1 Ferguson's stated aim in this book is to "provide an intelligent general reader who has an interest in the Viking Age with a study that might satisfy his or her interest without burdening it with an account of the innumerable controversies that cover every field of study of the period" (p. 8). Ferguson succeeds in creating a reasonably comprehensive and engaging study that meets its stated aims while simultaneously presenting some rather dubious interpretations of

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Journal of World HistoryUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jun 15, 2012

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