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Vikings
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[German Version]

The Vikings were marauding seafarers from Scandinavia, who plagued large sections of Europe from the 8th century to the 11th century. Swedes descended on Novgorod and Kiev via the Gulf of Finland, advancing as far as the Black Sea (Varangians). Norwegians conquered Scotland and the northern and eastern parts of Ireland, settled Iceland, and sailed as far as Greenland, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia. Danes settled between the mouths of the Oder and Vistula and landed on the southern and eastern …

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Vikings”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_224248>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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