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Artikelcode: DHBM-2222323186

Viking Hersir 793 - 1066 AD.

(Warrior 3)

Author: Mark Harrison
Illustrator: Gerry Embleton

Paperback; July 1993; 64 pages

About this book
When Norwegian Vikings first raided the European coast in the 8th century AD, their leaders were from the middle ranks of warriors known as hersirs. At this time the hersir was typically an independent landowner or local chieftain with equipment superior to that of his followers. By the end of the 10th century, the independence of the hersir was gone, and he was now a regional servant of the Norwegian king. This book investigates these brutal, mobile warriors, and examines their tactics and psychology in war, dispelling the idea of the Viking raider as simply a killing machine.

The Authors:
Mark Harrison was born in Castleford, Yorkshire in 1954 and has a Bachelor's degree in Medieval Studies from Lancaster University. He has worked as a Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London since 1986 and has a strong interest in the early medieval world.

Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator and researcher of historical costume since the 1970s, and has illustrated and written Osprey titles on a wide range of subjects over more than 20 years. He is an internationally respected authority on 15th and 18th century costumes in particular. He lives in Switzerland, where since 1988 he has also become well known for designing and creating life-size historical figures for museums.

# Historical Background
# Chronology
# Training
# Tactics
# Logistics
# The Viking in Battle
# Motivation and Psychology
# Appearance and Equipment
# Weapons
# Manufacture of Weapons
# Museums
# Collecting
# Glossary