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The World of Vikings

The World of Vikings

By Justin Pollard, Foreward by Michael Hirst


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MGM's hit show Vikings on the History Channel has drawn millions of viewers into the fascinating and bloody world of legendary Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok, who led Viking warriors to the British Isles and France. Covering the first three seasons of the series, this official companion book delves into the real history as well as the behind-the-scenes stories.

Viking historian Justin Pollard explains shipbuilding and navigation, Norse culture and religion, and the first encounters between Viking warriors and the kings of England and France. Interviews with cast and crew reveal the process of dramatizing this gripping story, from reviving the Old Norse language to choreographing battle scenes and building ancient temples for human sacrifice.

This spectacular package is a must for fans of the show and history buffs alike.


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Pages: 160 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: November 2015
ISBN: 9781452145457
Justin Pollard has been historical advisor on such films and shows as Elizabeth, Atonement, The Tudors, and Vikings. He lives in Dorset, England.

Michael Hirst is one of the leading historical storytellers in the industry. He created and wrote every episode of the Emmy-nominated Vikings and the award-winning The Tudors. He lives in Oxfordshire, England.

Media Reviews

"Explore the hit History channel TV series Vikings with The World of Vikings, a photo-packed guide to the characters, locations, culture and history-based plotlines of the show, with 160 full-color pages."
—Parade Magazine

"A gorgeous companion book to the hit series...The World of Vikings is an excellent piece for the avid Vikings fan. I highly recommend it."
—Geeks of Doom

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