The Resource Norse warfare : the unconventional battle strategies of the ancient Vikings, Martina Sprague, (electronic resource)

Norse warfare : the unconventional battle strategies of the ancient Vikings, Martina Sprague, (electronic resource)

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Norse warfare : the unconventional battle strategies of the ancient Vikings
Title
Norse warfare
Title remainder
the unconventional battle strategies of the ancient Vikings
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Martina Sprague
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Language
eng
Summary
The Vikings burst onto the scene in a flash, startling the world with the reach and extent of their raids and the overwhelming destruction they wrought. Their unconventional war strategies, which left the enemy helpless and defenseless, built their reputation as brutal, bloodthirsty barbarians with no regard for God or human life. The reckless raiding of churches and monasteries was due in large part to their ignorance of the unspoken rules of warfare, giving holy sites immunity, but it earned the Christian world's contempt. The Vikings excelled militarily because they ignored traditional Western fighting methods. They did not bother to arrange a time and place for battle, as was often customary in Europe. Deception, attacking by stealth when the enemy was not fully prepared, or striking in a seemingly undisciplined manner was by no means considered cowardly or dishonorable from the Viking perspective. The Vikings, unconcerned by, indeed oblivious to, religious prohibitions, believed that war was worth any risk because it compensated so well in terms of adventure and spoils. Even the high numbers of casualties suffered did not dissuade the Vikings from their lives as warriors
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Midwest
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Sprague, Martina
Dewey number
948/.022
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Electronic books
  • Northmen
  • Vikings
  • Civilization, Viking
  • Northmen
  • Scandinavia
  • Europe
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adult
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Norse warfare : the unconventional battle strategies of the ancient Vikings, Martina Sprague, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781386318330
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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12469138
Publisher number
MWT12469138
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Norse warfare : the unconventional battle strategies of the ancient Vikings, Martina Sprague, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781386318330
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12469138
Publisher number
MWT12469138
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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