Index

a
Abaskun 201
Adalbert of Trier, first Bishop of Kiev 194
Adam of Bremen 23, 25, 68, 86, 94, 103
Africa, Viking attack on 126
Agder, Norway 60
Aggersborg, Denmark 174
al-Ghazal 125
al-Rahman II, Abd 125
al-Tartushi 21
Alan Crooked-Beard 133
Aland Island 181
Alcuin of York 39, 40, 112, 189
Aldeigjuborg, Russia 186
Alexander VI, Pope (1492-1503) 79
Alf, Bishop of Gardar, Greenland 79
Alfred, King of Wessex (871-99) 37, 128, 132, 138 -9, 143, 144, 174, 181 ;
as a military leader 151 -6;
defeats Vikings at Edington 147 -8;
defends Wessex in 870s 145 -8;
opposes Vikings (892-6) 149 -50
Algeciras, Spain 126
Aller, Somerset 148
Alphege, Saint, Archbishop of Canterbury (984-1012) 138, 176 -7
Alptafjord, Iceland 65
althing68 - 70
America see North America
Amiens, France 117, 128
Anagassan, Ireland 45
Andelle, river, France 122
Angers, France 117, 119, 123, 133
Anglesey 42
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle35, 37, 38, 39, 45, 138 -9, 142 -9, 152 -4, 162, 166, 174 -5
Anglo-Saxons see England
Angmagssalik, Greenland 71 -3
Angoulême, France 119
Annals of Fontanelle117
Annals of Saint Benin115, 142, 186
Annals of Saint Neots38
Annals of Saint Vaast128, 133
Annals of Ulster41, 44, 50, 53
Antwerp, Belgium 116
Anund 147
Appledore, Kent 153
Aquitaine:
early Viking attack on 112, 114 ;
later attacks on 116, 124
Arabian Nights, The85
Arabs see Islam, Moors, Moslems
archaeology see excavations
Arhus, Denmark 172
Ari Thorgilsson 64, 69, 70, 87
Arles, France 127
Armagh, Ireland 43, 45, 48, 51
Arnarhval, Iceland 65
Arno, river, Italy 127
Arras, France 128
Asgeir 117
Ashdown, Berkshire 146
Askold, a Varangian 185
Asser, biographer of King Alfred 139
Asturias, Spain 124, 128
Athelney, Somerset 147
Athelstan, King of Wessex (924-39) 138 -9, 143, 156, 158 -9, 162 -3, 174
Auvergne, France 118, 119
Auvers, France 121
Auxerre, France 118
Avon (Bristol), river 155
Avon, Upper, river 149
Avranchin, France 134
Azerbaijan, Russia 201
Azov, Sea of 183 -4, 201

b
Baffin Island 93, 97, 99
Baghdad 197 -8, 200 -1
Baku, Russia 201
Balearic Islands 114, 126
Baltic Sea 17, 19, 20, 24, 29, 33, 180 -2, 202, 210
Balts 205
Bangor (Down), Ireland 43, 45
Barcelona, Spain 105
Bardarstrand, Iceland 63
Bashkirs 198
Basing, Hampshire 146
Bayeux, Normandy 119, 135
Beaduheare, Reeve 38
Beauvais, France 119
Bede, Venerable 41, 61
Bedford 149, 156 -7
Belgium 123, 209
Belgorod, Russia 195
Beloozero, Russia 183 -5
Benfleet, Essex 150, 153, 166

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  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 7
  • Maps, Illustrations and Tables 8
  • Acknowledgements 10
  • Preface to the First Edition 11
  • Preface to the Second Edition 13
  • 1 - The Vikings on the Eve 15
  • Selected Further Reading 34
  • 2 - The First Raids on the British Isles and Their Aftermath 35
  • 3 - Across the North Atlantic 58
  • 4 - The Vikings and the New World 81
  • Selected Further Reading 111
  • 5 - The Danes in the South 112
  • Selected Further Reading 137
  • 6 - The Danes in England 138
  • 7 - The Swedes and the East 180
  • Selected Further Reading 206
  • 8 - Epilogue 208
  • Index 212
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