The author of this book, Torgrim Titlestad, professor, dr.philos. is one of Norway's foremost experts and most prolific authors on the Viking Age and Saga history.
He is the recipient of the Saga Award (2016) and was appointed Knight of the Order of The Falcon (2017) by Iceland's President for his work with the Norse sagas, especially Tormod Torfaeus' Magnum Opus Historia Rerum Norvegicarum and the Icelandic saga treasure Flateyjarbok.
More than marauders and bloodthirsty conquerors, the Vikings were builders of a civilization which influence may still be seen in the modern world.
The Viking Age is arguably one of the most fascinating epochs in history.
This book presents Viking history as it is told in the Norse Sagas.
A more complete picture emerges of this increasingly popular era.
Everything you wanted to know about the Viking Age but were afraid to ask. It is a riveting read. This book will challenge the historiography of this era for decades to come.by John Bednarski
"Outbreak Of The Viking Age" Coming Soon!
Outbreak Of The Viking Age
In this book about the causes of the outbreak of the Viking Age, historian Torgrim Titlestad gives a voice to the legendary warriors who helped shape one of the most controversial epochs in European history.
“A furore Normannorum libera nos, Domine.”
"From the fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord." –Litany raised in Medieval churches after the raid on Lindisfarne.
"Summa pia gratia nostra conservando corpora et cutodita, de gente fera Normannica nos libera, quae nostra vastat, Deus, regna."
"Our supreme and holy Grace, protecting us and ours, deliver us, God, from the savage race of Northmen which lays waste our realms"
-Taken from an antiphony for churches dedicated to St. Vaast or St. Medard.