Blood of the Vikings / Кровь викингов (2001)
English, Russian | 5 x 47:00 | 704 x 528 | 25fps | XviD, 1852 kbps | mp3, 192 kb/s | 5 x 755 MB
Genre: Documentary, Historical
In Blood of the Vikings investigating the reality behind the images everyone has of the Vikings as fearsome and barbaric warriors who raided civilised settlements mercilessly in the 9th and 10th centuries. It's curious and inquisitive, in a Norwegian replica of a Viking house, in the Orkneys, in Dublin and in other places where the legacy of the Vikings lives on. However, Blood of the Vikingsis more than just "the book of the series". As an archaeologist, Richards has worked largely on prehistoric Britain and he admits that he began this project knowing only a little about the Vikings. He has been a quick learner. At its heart, his book tells more than the story of his journeys to Viking sites. It provides an enjoyable and personal account of Viking history and culture and, particularly, of the confrontation between Danish Vikings and King Alfred's Wessex, a confrontation which did much to shape an "English" sense of identity. It shows, just as clearly as the DNA experiments which it quotes, that a little of the blood of the Vikings runs in all British veins.