Viking Era

Viking warfare – overview of raids – 1/

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Great discussion of the Viking way of war can be found in Norse Warfare: A Portrayal of Combat, Raids, and Plunder in the Viking Age by Martina Sprague. I will summarize a lot of comments in the book, starting with an explanation why even though they had the same weapons and essentially the same techniques […]

Viking Era

Food preservation in Viking Era

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Ever wondered how Vikings preserved food? Jesse Byock, in his book Viking Age Iceland, gives us insight. Lots of great stuff in the book, of which I’ll highlight a few items that caught my eye. Posts in this series: Self governance and estimates of population Homespun cloth as medium of exchange, or money Food preservation […]