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  • Author:
    F Donald Logan
  • ISBN:
    038920384X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0389203841
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  • Publisher:
    Barnes & Noble (January 1, 1983)
  • Pages:
    224 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Europe
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Francis Donald Logan (born March 9, 1930) is an American historian who is Professor Emeritus of History of Emmanuel College. Francis Donald Logan was born in Boston on March 9, 1930, the son of Joseph (a milk deliverer) and Laura (MacDonald).

Francis Donald Logan (born March 9, 1930) is an American historian who is Professor Emeritus of History of Emmanuel College. Educated at St. John's Seminary, the University of Toronto and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Logan has served as Professor Emeritus of History of Emmanuel College since 1993.

I have long used this book as a text for an upper-level undergraduate course on the Vikings that I teach. Altogether, a good book for undergrads and beginning grad students. It is a little cranky in its critique of British and patricularly Irish historiography on the effects of the Vikings on those lands, but even that is a good teaching device. 10 people found this helpful.

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Donald Logan's The Vikings in History seeks to establish that the overall picture we have of the vikings is distorted to the point that we do not consider their contributions to the development of Europe in the Middle Ages and early Renaissance periods

Donald Logan's The Vikings in History seeks to establish that the overall picture we have of the vikings is distorted to the point that we do not consider their contributions to the development of Europe in the Middle Ages and early Renaissance periods.

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Kazracage
Well written.
Gietadia
F. Donald Logan's The Vikings in History seeks to establish that the overall picture we have of the vikings is distorted to the point that we do not consider their contributions to the development of Europe in the Middle Ages and early Renaissance periods. Logan wishes to move away from the traditional "Franco-centric" viewpoint which holds that it was the Carolingians who brought about the great changes to western civilization. For Logan, the Vikings instituted a great many of these changes, which resulted in the establishment of political, social and economic institutions which prevailed in western civilization for a fairly long time.
Logan divides his book into several sections which deal with the vikings from a geographical perspective, treating groups separately, e.g. the Vikings in Ireland or the Vikings in England. This isolationist approach gives better perspectives on the individual movements of various Viking tribes and their accomplishments in the respective area.
The book is not boring and is not bogged down with historical jargon or long explanations of historical methods and it reads extremely well. Some of Logan's discussions such as those on the value of the Vinland map work well for students of history as they would for people gathered at the dinner table. At the end of every chapter there is a short list of other works which the curious reader may wish to pursue.
Some of Logan's conclusions may be questioned, especially when his ideas tear down traditional assumptions dealing with persons who have been revered for their accomplishments, such as King Alfred the Great.
This book is a good read for any beginner student of the vikings. It is an easy read and it is informative. Students will appreciate Logan's employment of both archaeological and literary evidence for his supports.
Shazel
A fasinating book, if your even thinking about buying this book, do it. Top 10 of my all time favorite books. Very informative.
Mazuzahn
I have used this book in medieval history courses and courses on the Vikings with a great deal of success. It's well-written, engaging, told in a logical sequence, and it covers areas that other, similar books do not. It tends, however, to be a little over-corrective in its approach and minimizes the devastation of Viking violence on some more settled societies. He calls the raiding parties "exuberant, at times destructive," making them sound more like Labrador Retriever puppies than sometimes murderous bands. Overall, though, it's a very good survey.