Viking Age Podcast
About This Show
Sharing the History of The Viking Age, one podcast at a time.
We are covering the History of Scandinavia during the Viking Age. We're exploring Raiding, Trading and Settlement of Scandinavians abroad as well as the culture and society of the Norse homelands.
Join us to learn more than you ever thought you wanted to know about the people, for better or worse, history knows as the Vikings.Read more »
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COA16 - Snorri Sturluson, Big Farmers & the End of the Icelandic Free State
In this episode we conclude our series on Iceland by discussing the rapid changes which shook the Icelandic political system in the 1200s. We discuss the likely causes of these changes, explore the life and times of our good friend Snorri Sturluson and examine the impact that this time period may have had for our own understanding of Icelandic history. For more information and a full list of sources, checkout our website at: http://vikingagepodcast.com/snorri-sturlusonRead more »
Rated 3 out of
OK with reservations
I've only listened to a couple of the earliest episodes, but I've got the flavor of the thing. I expect the host has a reasonable background on the Vikings, so let's assume he'll generally get things right. He does come across as a bit precious, but that may make him popular among some listeners - it's a personal thing. What bothered me was his reference, in his discussion of the pre-pre-Viking early agricultural neolithic era to 'Germans' to the south. Of course, there were no Germans at the time, and no German language. In fact, Indo-European had yet to develop at the time, so it's something like calling ancient Egyptians Muslims - terribly anachronisitc. And if he's this sloppy with language - Germans, rather than 'people from today's Germany,' I worry about how he'll handle other such issues.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of
Awesome, insightful and entertaining
Lee does a great job at telling the story of the Scandinavian people and the countries that interacted with them.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of
This show is not only informative but also entertaining. Look forward to new episodes every time!!
Date published: 2016-09-21