This book provides a comprehensive work of reference for people interested in the Vikings, including entries on the main historical figures involved in this dramatic period, important battles and treaties, significant archaeological finds, and key works and sources of information on the period. It also summarizes the impact the Vikings had on the areas where they traveled and settled. There is a chronological table, detailed and annotated bibliographies for different themes and geographical locations, and an introduction discussing the major events and developments of the Viking age.
Katherine Holman is currently pursuing her own research as a freelance historian. Recently, she was lecturer in Scandinavian Studies and Assistant Director of European Studies in the department of modern languages at the University of Hull in England.