VIKING : The Historical Meaning of the Term

Exploring the written and archaeological sources in search for the meaning of the term “Viking”. Who were the Vikings? Who could be a Viking? And what it meant to become a Viking?

Bibliography at the end of this video.

Introduction – 00:00

Contemporary uses of the term – 01:46

British and French Historiography – 07:51

Víkingr – 11:01

In Written Sources – 12:58

In the Sagas – 17:56

In Rune Stones – 19:53

Bibliography & End Screens – 24:44

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