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The Fury of the Northmen

av John Marsden

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"For the modern secular historian, the raid on the holy island of Lindisfarne in A.D. 793 serves merely as the hallmark of the birth of the Viking Age. In its own world and time, though, that raid came as nothing short of a cataclysm: the Apocalypse made real on the sands of Northumbria." "In the following years, those same sea-raiders, known to history as the Vikings or the Northmen, struck much farther down the coasts of Britain and Ireland. Their ravages ushered in one of the most turbulent periods of history the world has ever known."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved… (mer)
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I need to buy a copy for my Celtic bookshelf. Extremely well researched, and a critical look at the impact of the Northmen/Vikings on the people in British/Celtic lands, beginning with the first raid on Lindisfarne and then Iona and all around the coasts.

I skimmed that last 2/3 of the book, enough to know that this is a good one to refer back to for a different perspective and good historical data. ( )
  patl | Feb 18, 2019 |
Not so much fury here as tedium, perhaps the title promised too much, although it's a fair quote from a contemporary prayer "preserve us from .." etc. The detail of the story is all there, and persuasively assembled from some very thin records, and that I think was the aim of the author, to catologue events rather than draw too many conclusions from them. One thing that did become apparent, however, was how the Viking raiders timed their pillaging at intervals to allow for their victims to build up their wealth again ready to be 'harvested'. As chilling a comparison with the situation between the hunter and the prey as is possible to make. ( )
  nandadevi | Jul 23, 2015 |
I must admit this book wasn't what I hoped it would be -- a comprehensive account of the Norse and Danish "viking" invasions of the British Isles from 793 to William the Conqueror in 1066. Instead, it's mostly an account of coastal monasteries, with particular attention to that of St. Cuthbert at Lindisfarne, the invasion that started it all and led to nearly 3 centuries of wandering by monks toting his unwithered carcass around northern England. While the heathen invaders play a role in the book, the after-effects of their raids seem more important to the author than other specifics regarding the raiding, particularly political, social and economic forces behind their movement.

While the path taken by Marsden was not much to my liking, I probably could have successfully adjusted my expectations had he been more secular in his presentation. Marsden derived too many conclusions from suspect sources...sagas, poems, and chronicles where he would seemingly pick and choose what he considered unequivocal fact and what was obvious fiction -- even when appearing in the same paragraph! He was also overly fond of pointing out passages that seemed to foretell future events, I'm pretty sure Marsden actually believed that divine intervention altered to course of history many times during this period. This quickly becomes tedious to the non-believer, and throws all conclusions into doubt.

Read this book if you have a special interest in English and Irish monasteries during the Dark Ages. Skip it if you want to learn more about vikings or the heroes that opposed them (such as Alfred the Great). ( )
1 rösta JeffV | Oct 23, 2009 |
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"For the modern secular historian, the raid on the holy island of Lindisfarne in A.D. 793 serves merely as the hallmark of the birth of the Viking Age. In its own world and time, though, that raid came as nothing short of a cataclysm: the Apocalypse made real on the sands of Northumbria." "In the following years, those same sea-raiders, known to history as the Vikings or the Northmen, struck much farther down the coasts of Britain and Ireland. Their ravages ushered in one of the most turbulent periods of history the world has ever known."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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