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Vikings Online Course
January 29 - January 30
Vikings: Raiders, Traders and Settlers
University of Oxford Online Course
29 January to 14 April
Ravagers, despoilers, pagans, heathens – the Vikings are usually regarded as bloodthirsty seafaring pirates, whose impact on Europe was one of fear and terror. As they plundered the British Isles and the north Atlantic, these pagan invaders were seen by their Christian victims as a visitation from God. Yet these Vikings were also traders, settlers and farmers with a highly developed artistic culture and legal system. This course uses recent findings from archaeology to examine these varied aspects of the Viking world.