Essay On Vikings

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Throughout the course of history the Vikings have been characterized by historians and the very people who encountered them as savages, barbarians, and thieves. However, under close examination it is clear that many of the practices and skills that were developed and used by the Vikings in Eighth century Europe have served as additions not only to art but they also influenced changes in government that proved positive for future government protection. The viking way of nature was not to to capture, enslave and conquer the peoples of the land which they raided. Moreover the Vikings were very oriented and organized . The main agenda of the vikings was to stealthily make their presence on the land with their marvelously engineered and decorated …show more content…
they were engineered to easily be able to bring up to land for an easy entrance and exit when they were looting others. The boats where not only able to travel the coast but they were also able to be rowed up stream so the vikings also had inland access to european territories. These ships were designed to carry an array of men and the cargo in which they looted from european territories. Although the Vikings did indeed destroyed many of the civilizations as they invaded and kill and rape in the process, their civilization, possessed artists and craftsmen with unique characteristics and artistically creative personalities. Besides the terror they caused and the artwork they created some of the things that the Vikings did that left a lasting impact on western civilization was building and shelter skills. The vast forests of Scandinavia provided an abundance of timber for the advancements of architecture. Two techniques arose out of the innovations of viking civilizations. Techniques that are still used today but mostly for cabin purposes and less for conventional living in the 21st century. Logs were arranged both vertically and horizontally to create structures that were usually covered attop by supported moss. The structures that these buildings typically consisted of feasting halls, assembly rooms,

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