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Age of Wolf and Wind

Our chat with Davide Zori about his exciting new book on the Viking Age. Read a chapter for free!

Brothers must battle one another,

become each other’s slayer,

and sisters’ sons will sever the bonds of kinship.

There will be hardship in the world and much whoredom,

axe-age, sword-age, shields smashed to pieces,

wind-age, wolf-age, until the world falls,

no man will spare another.

Völuspá, stanza 45. Translation by Mathias Nordvig.

This time on the podcast, archaeologist, historian, and friend of the show Davide Zori of Baylor University is back for a third time to share his new book on the history of the Viking Age, Age of Wolf and Wind: Voyages Through the Viking World.

Painstakingly researched over many years and beautifully written, it’s a book about Viking history but just as importantly it’s about how we know what we do about that time which continues to captivate so many of us. Through case studies of the written evidence such as sagas, the material culture from archaeology, and a bit of hard science such as genomics, Davide’s approach to the Viking world is interdisciplinary and at the forefront of where the study of this past is headed. We at Vikingology couldn’t be happier to help spread the word. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in this fascinating history.

The book is published by Oxford University Press, who is offering a 30% discount. Simply order online and use promo code AAFLYG6

You can sample a FREE chapter by going to the publisher’s site here.

Hang on to your hats kids! We are on the cusp of learning more than ever before about the Viking Age, and Davide’s book is the perfect place to start.

To hear more from Davide, check out our previous interviews with him:

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Terri and C.J. are first and foremost educators passionate about the Viking Age and Viking history. Theirs was a meeting foretold in the myths of old. Both are historians of Viking history, both live in Oregon in the U.S., and both share the same birthday. It seemed only natural they team up for something epic. The Norns have woven this fate.