Vikings In The East, The Normans

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  1. bigfella

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    So no outside powers traded for African slaves prior to the rise of Islam? You sure you want to go with that? I suspect the rest of your post is on shaky ground too, but that assertion is pure invention.
     
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    Vikings on History channel is doing a fair interpretation.
    Not historically accurate but fair.

    Look up Lagatha. She existed as did Ivar, etc. But, their events recorded in "the sagas" and History Channel's presentation do miss some issues. Likewise Rollo and founding the Normans. Timing wrong.
    Bjorn is speaking "Viking" with Muslims who claimed they learned it from the Kiev Rus Norse.
    Bjorn came into the Mediterranean from the west.

    :omfg: Floki is sounding like a Marxist now. :lol:
    Or maybe a Mormon or first Christian circa 40 AD.​




    And Iceland seemingly has no trees.
    What's a carpenter to do?

    I just looked it up. There were forests that were even slash & burn to create fields.
    Early Vikings had lumber in Iceland.

     
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    Great History of these amazing people.
     
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    Never depend on the history channel for real history. ;-)

    It's typical Hollywood with 10% truth, the rest made up drama. Some of the main characters existed, but not in the same time period. I got tired of the supernatural BS and some other things and didn't watch this season.
     
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    There was a Ragnar Lothbrook who was play by Ernest Borgnine in the old movie with Tony Curtis and Kirk Douglas.
    Rollo is historically misplaced but, inspired by the real Rollo.
    There was a Lagatha who took part on a raid on Rome. And others.
    And of course Ivar the Boneless.

    Some of the details I recognize for lines in books like Ibn Fadlan's aka Michael Crichton.
    Like passing the bowl of water to clean one's face & nose and on to the next.


    Certainly History Channel's Vikings is more historically authentic than
    Knightfall. Templar Knights saving Jews. :rolleyes:
     
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    So far I'm not getting into Knightfall.
     

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