HIS243 The Viking World (3-0-3)
This course introduces students to the history and culture of the Vikings and associated peoples, both in their Scandinavian homelands and abroad in the British Isles, Continental Europe, Russia, North America, and the Middle East. The course starts with prehistory and concludes around the late 12th century, with special focus on the Viking-Era (ca.750-1100). It focuses on political, economic, and cultural aspects of Viking-Era Scandinavian societies, including Icelandic skaldic poetry and saga literature. The course also focuses on the interrelations and mutual influences of these societies with neighboring peoples.