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The Viking World

An Introduction to the Vikings
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(15 reviews)
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9.2

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7.2

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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 14m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Description

This course will cover five elements of the Viking age.
We will begin with an overview of myths and misconceptions about the Vikings.
This will be followed by a brief history of the rise and fall of the Viking Age, why the Viking Age occurred, and what brought this glorious age to an end. 
The next section will explore language and writing during the Viking Age, which includes topics such as Old Norse language, the runic alphabet, and Viking runestones. A brief linguistic history of the Germanic languages and Old Nose will be given. Students will learn how to write in runes, how runes were used, and how design work on runestones changes over time.
Next we shall delve into the written records of the Viking Age and the historical texts from which scholars draw their information about the Vikings. This section will cover the Sagas of the Icelanders (a body of prose literature from medieval Iceland), the Prose and Poetic Eddas (our main sources of Norse mythology), and an important figure in the field of medieval manuscript collection.
Last, we will learn about the gods and goddesses of Norse mythology, cult and magic practices in Iceland and Scandinavia, and the reading aloud of a text from Norse mythology. Students will be given a brief overview of the main Norse deities. They will also learn about the cult and magic practices that are found in the Old Norse texts and other historical documents. This section will conclude with the reading of Þrymskviða, a comical tale from Old Norse mythology.

You will learn

✓ Viking Age history, language, runes, Old Norse mythology, magic and cult practices

Requirements

• A passion for knowledge and a willingness to learn

This course is for

• Anyone interested in the Vikings and the Scandinavian Middle Ages

How much does the The Viking World course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $11.99. And currently there is a 40% discount on the original price of the course, which was $19.99. So you save $8 if you enroll the course now.

Does the The Viking World course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, The Viking World has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the The Viking World course, but there is a $8 discount from the original price ($19.99). So the current price is just $11.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Kristen Lindbloom a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Kristen Lindbloom has created 1 courses that got 15 reviews which are generally positive. Kristen Lindbloom has taught 43 students and received a 4.6 average review out of 15 reviews. Depending on the information available, Kristen Lindbloom is a TRUSTED instructor.
Old Norse and Viking Enthusiast
Kristen received her Master of Arts in Viking and Medieval Norse Studies from the University of Iceland and the University of Oslo in 2020. Thanks for this program, she was able to spend two years living in two Nordic countries–Reykjavik, Iceland and Oslo, Norway.Her interest in the Nordic countries first began as a child when she discovered that her ancestors were from Norway and Sweden. During her undergraduate degree, she studied the Swedish language and minored in Scandinavian studies. When she graduated, she took solo backpacking trips to Iceland and the Scandinavian countries to explore the breathtaking landscapes and the culture of ‘hygge’. Kristen looks forward to returning to the North and continuing to learn about the Vikings!Show moreShow less

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9.2

Freshness

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Feedback

7.2

Content

Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 14m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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