This book explores 11 popular misconceptions about the Vikings. Each chapter looks at a particular misconception, examines how it became popular, discusses what we now believe to be the truth, and provides excerpts from primary source documents.
Examines popular misconceptions about the Vikings
Discusses how misconceptions became popular, providing historical truths contradicting the fictions
Provides excerpts from primary source documents to help readers to understand the transmission of the fictions and to provide evidence for the historical truths
Directs readers to additional print and electronic resources on the Vikings in suggestions for further reading