Viking Era

Background on Viking Age – life expectancy, family structure, and stray tidbits – 1 of 5

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Viking Age: Everyday life during the extraordinary era of the Norsemen, by Kirsten Wolf, provides a good overview of the Viking Age. The seven chapters discuss domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious life. I will paraphrase only a few of the author’s comments of particular interest to me. Life expectancy, family structure, rights […]