Viking marauders in their longships burst through the defences of ninth-century Europe, striking terror into the hearts of
peasants and rulers alike for two centuries. But the Vikings were more than just marine warriors and this atlas shows their
development as traders and craftsmen, explorers, settlers and mercenaries. With over sixty full colour maps, it follows the
tracks of the Viking merchants who travelled deep into Russia, of Viking mercenaries who served in the emperor's bodyguard
at Constantinople, and Viking mariners who sailed beyond the edge of the known world to North America.