Laughing Shall I Die: Lives and Deaths of the Great Vikings

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Author: Tom Shippey
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 14 Sep 2020
Product Code: 9781789142174

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In this robust new account of the Vikings, Tom Shippey explores their mindset, and in particular their fascination with scenes of heroic death. The book recounts many of the great bravura scenes of Old Norse literature, including the Fall of the House of the Skjoldungs, the clash between the two great longships Ironbeard and Long Serpent and the death of Thormod the skald. The most exciting book on Vikings for a generation, Laughing Shall I Die presents them for what they were: not peaceful explorers and traders, but bloodthirsty warriors and marauders.

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