The Scandinavians in history. by Stanley Mease Toyne

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  • Scandinavia -- History.

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Bibliography: p. 333.

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StatementWith a foreword by G. M. Trevelyan.
LC ClassificationsDL46 .T69
The Physical Object
Pagination352 p.
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6045504M
LC Control Number49003425

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The traditional participation of Scandinavia was as follows: Norwegians (westward): raids in Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, and even expeditions to North America.

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