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Best Viking Books Worth Your Attention

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Viking books.

1. Eat like a Viking!: A guide to Anglo Saxon & Viking age food & drink (2019)

 Best Viking Books Worth Your AttentionEat like a viking! Is a handy guide to authentic viking age food. With quick and simple recipes, easy to follow sections on brewing and baking, and a reference list of ingredients, it’s perfect for either re-enactors or for anyone who loves cooking on an open fire. A proportion of the proceeds from this book will go towards supporting Moorforge Viking settlement, a living history site offering a unique Viking discovery experience in Gilcrux, Cumbria….
Author(s): Craig Brooks

2. Sons of Vikings: A Legendary History of the Viking Age (2018)

 Best Viking Books Worth Your AttentionSons of Vikings tells the story of the Viking Age (793-1066 A.D.) through the lives of extraordinary people. Each chapter is a biography of Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Bjorn Ironside, Rollo, Brian Boru, Erik the Red, Floki, Leif Erikson, Lagertha, Alfred, Rurik, Sviatoslav, William the Conqueror, and many other heroes and villains. It provides an understanding of this pivotal historical period in a way that facts and chronologies alone cannot. Sons of Vikings is meticulously researched from almost 100 sources but is also not afraid to challenge conventional beliefs and offer new…
Author(s): Gray Rodgers, David, Kurt Noer

3. Make Mead Like a Viking: Traditional Techniques for Brewing Natural, Wild-Fermented, Honey-Based Wines and Beers (2015)

 Best Viking Books Worth Your AttentionA complete guide to using the best ingredients and minimal equipment to create fun and flavorful brews Ancient societies brewed flavorful and healing meads, ales, and wines for millennia using only intuition, storytelling, and knowledge passed down through generations―no fancy, expensive equipment or degrees in chemistry needed. In Make Mead Like a Viking, homesteader, fermentation enthusiast, and self-described “Appalachian Yeti Viking” Jereme Zimmerman summons the bryggjemann of the ancient Norse to demonstrate how homebrewing mead―arguably the…
Author(s): Jereme Zimmerman

4. The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings (2014)

 Best Viking Books Worth Your AttentionIn AD 793 Norse warriors struck the English isle of Lindisfarne and laid waste to it. Wave after wave of Norse ‘sea-wolves’ followed in search of plunder, land, or a glorious death in battle. Much of the British Isles fell before their swords, and the continental capitals of Paris and Aachen were sacked in turn. Turning east, they swept down the uncharted rivers of central Europe, captured Kiev and clashed with mighty Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire.But there is more to the Viking story than brute force. They were makers of law – the term itself comes from an Old Norse word – and they introduced a novel…
Author(s): Lars Brownworth

5. The Vikings (2010)

 Best Viking Books Worth Your AttentionLeif Erickson came from a long line of Viking seafarers-men who for hundreds of years had sailed the Atlantic, North Sea, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and everything in between. Whether sailing for trade, plunder, or in search of new lands to settle, the mysteries of seafaring were second nature to the Vikings. Their knowledge of the stars, and their sleek and seaworthy vessels took them swiftly and safely where they wanted to go. So it was not surprising that when just a young man, Leif determined to sail unaided from Greenland to Norway to meet the famous king Olaf Tryggvesson. And…
Author(s): Elizabeth Janeway

6. The Age of the Vikings (2016)

 Best Viking Books Worth Your AttentionThe Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. The Age of the Vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history. Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and archaeological evidence, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage. He not only explains the Viking attacks, but also looks at Viking…
Author(s): Anders Winroth

7. The Viking Spirit: An Introduction to Norse Mythology and Religion (2016)

 Best Viking Books Worth Your AttentionThe Viking Spirit is an introduction to Norse mythology like no other. As you’d expect from Daniel McCoy, the creator of the enduringly popular website Norse Mythology for Smart People, it’s written to scholarly standards, but in a simple, clear, and entertaining style that’s easy to understand and a pleasure to read. It includes gripping retellings of no less than 34 epic Norse myths – more than any other book in the field – while also providing an equally comprehensive overview of the fascinating Viking religion of which Norse mythology was a part. You’ll learn about the…
Author(s): Daniel McCoy

8. The Viking World (2013)

 Best Viking Books Worth Your AttentionFor 300 years, from the ninth to the eleventh centuries, the power of the Vikings dominated Western Europe. Their voyaging extended westwards to America and as far south as the Mediterranean and North Africa. As well as being warriors and accomplished seamen, they were jewellers, sculptors and poets of great skill and originality: the forts, town sites, ships, burial mounds, carved stones, place names, sagas, art and artefacts they left behind substantiate their legendary exploits.This is a revised and updated edition of James Graham-Campbell’s authoritative account of the Viking world, based on recent archaeological…
Author(s): James Graham-Campbell, Sean McGrail

9. How To Become A Modern Viking: A Man’s Guide To Unleashing The Warrior Within (2016)

 Best Viking Books Worth Your AttentionLaunched to #1 New Release: > Mens HealthVikings were undoubtedly the manliest men in history. They came, they conquered, and they took whatever they wanted. They were strong men in both body and mindset, with a culture and religion that promoted men to be “men”. For their mastery and bravery in battle, they were rewarded with status, plunder and women!Vikings were also passionately devoted to their brothers. Bonds formed in the bloody terror of battle, which they celebrated with much feasting and mead!But today, you live in a modern…
Author(s): Mr Liam Gooding

10. Viking Age Brew: The Craft of Brewing Sahti Farmhouse Ale (2019)

 Best Viking Books Worth Your AttentionBringing beer history to life, Viking Age Brew takes readers on a lavishly illustrated tour of rustic brewhouses fueled by wood and passion. Sahti is a Nordic farmhouse ale that is still crafted in accordance with ancient traditions dating back to the Viking Age. It is often thought of as an oddity among beer styles, but this book demonstrates that a thousand years ago such ales were the norm in northern Europe, before the modern-style hopped beer we drink today reached the masses. Viking Age Brew is the first English-language book to describe…
Author(s): Mika Laitinen, Randy Mosher

11. I Needed a Viking: Poems (2019)

 Best Viking Books Worth Your AttentionI never needed a Man. I needed a Viking. I needed someone who wasn’t afraid of my strengths or of my needs. I chose wrong in the past….Beloved contemporary poet Alfa is back with a brand-new collection of more than 180 heartfelt poems on the theme of woman warriors and the masculine heroes they long for. In gorgeous, compelling, and intimate prose, I Needed a Viking takes us on an emotional journey of a woman searching for strength in the midst of a storm….
Author(s): Alfa

12. The Story of Rolf and the Viking’s Bow (2017)

 Best Viking Books Worth Your AttentionThe Story of Rolf and the Viking’s Bow By Allen French…
Author(s): Allen French

13. The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow (Living History Library) (1995)

 Best Viking Books Worth Your AttentionRolf, son of Hiarandi the Unlucky, is a character who exemplifies the effect of Christ’s teachings upon the Icelandic people during their heroic age. The book is set in Iceland in the days when Christianity has come to the island though the old customs still linger. Hiarandi, at the urging of his wife, does an unprecedented thing: he lights a signal fire on a dangerous point of his land, thereby challenging the accepted custom which places lucrative salvage at higher value than the saving of life. However, the life that is saved that night causes his own death and the unjust outlawing of his son Rolf. Rolf’s response to this…
Author(s): Allen French

14. Norse Mythology: Tales of Norse Gods, Heroes, Beliefs, Rituals & the Viking Legacy. (2017)

 Best Viking Books Worth Your AttentionTales are often told marking the Vikings as no more than simple horn-helmeted explorers, infamous to abuse, pillage and plunder all that stood in their way. However, many of us lack to see the parallels aligned with modern culture, and the influences our Viking ancestors provided and passed down to our own aspects of modern practices, beliefs, languages and pastimes. While there are numerous and vast differences to the Viking morality and way of life, we can also uncover many similarities that can be derived within today’s culture.Understanding the exciting and influential history of these brave and courageous Norseman will…
Author(s): Dale Hansen

15. 100 Things Vikings Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die (100 Things…Fans Should Know) (2016)

 Best Viking Books Worth Your Attention100 Things Vikings Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resources guide for true fans of the Minnesota Vikings. Whether you're a die-hard booster from the days of Fran Tarkenton or a new supporter of Teddy Bridgewater, these are the 100 things all fans need to know and do in their lifetime. It contains every essential piece of Minnesota knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom….
Author(s): Mark Craig, Randall McDaniel

Best Viking Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some viking books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right – and How We Can, Too

Author(s): George Lakey
ID: 1694359, Publisher: Melville House, Year: July 12, 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

The Nature Cure: A Doctor’s Guide to the Science of Natural Medicine

Author(s): Andreas Michalsen
ID: 2395243, Publisher: Viking, Year: 6 Aug 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life

Author(s): Amber Scorah
ID: 2375213, Publisher: Viking, Year: 4 Jun 2019, Size: 791 Kb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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