Download e-book for iPad: A Viking Way of Life by Steven P. Ashby

By Steven P. Ashby

ISBN-10: 1445601524

ISBN-13: 9781445601526

The Viking Age used to be a global very varied to our personal: an international of violence and magic, swords and slaves. even if, there has been in fact a way more usual, daily facet to existence. humans made issues and traded them; they tended vegetation and cattle; they cooked and sorted their houses; they drank, gambled and went to industry. a lot has been written approximately key historic occasions within the Viking interval, however it is time to take a more in-depth examine the day by day actions of normal humans. This booklet is ready existence within the Viking Age, explored via one in all its most crucial and recognisable artefacts - the hair comb. whereas items comparable to swords and battleaxes could be extra prevalent to us, those let us know little approximately everyday life within the Viking Age. the brush is diverse; it was once a well-recognized item in Norse society, whereas at the same time maintaining nice symbolic energy. The Viking Age comb nonetheless holds a fascination this day, no longer in basic terms for its technical sophistication or aesthetic attraction, yet for what it could let us know concerning the those who made and traded combs, and those that lived and died with them. the brush time and again intersects with quotidian life and gives a useful window right into a far away society and culture.

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