Course DescriptionThey raided and plundered the Christian and Islamic world! They occupied Britain and Ireland! They settled Normandy, Iceland and Greenland! They founded Russia! And they discovered a new world: North America!! We know them as medieval seafarers, traders, explorers, as well as pirates and warriors. But who were these people really?? In this lecture series we will explore, in greater depth, the culture, geography, history, mythology, explorations, conquests, motivations and technology of the world of these Northmen. We will describe the life and adventures of some of the most notorious men and women of the Viking Era.
Instructor: Dr. Perry Prestholdt
Location: St. James Place Retirement Community, Theatre Room