'Heathens' from the North

Viking, although also referred to at times as heathen or Northman, refers to a selective group of skilled seafarers from various lands in south Scandinavia. The Viking realms included Denmark, Sweden, and Norway as well as other smaller islands and eventually other countries as the Vikings expanded and settled. From about the middle of the 8th century to the later half of the 11th (793·1066), the Vikings were known to depart their countries on vessels and embark on raiding expeditions to various European countries further south.
JI was during this time that the Vikings obtained an image of shaggy, unkempt scoundrels who aimlessly raped, killed, and plundered their way through Europe with no thought of morals or consideration of ethics. They have been blamed for the decline in education in Europe as they disrupted monasteries and even for the dismemberment of the Carolingian Empire. It Is commonly understood that Vikings would commit heinous acts in various towns to collect loot and then return to their countries. Far less attention was given to the Vikings once they returned home. Consequently, Viking's true culture remained in the dark for some time.
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Abstract/Description: Viking, although also referred to at times as heathen or Northman, refers to a selective group of skilled seafarers from various lands in south Scandinavia. The Viking realms included Denmark, Sweden, and Norway as well as other smaller islands and eventually other countries as the Vikings expanded and settled. From about the middle of the 8th century to the later half of the 11th (793·1066), the Vikings were known to depart their countries on vessels and embark on raiding expeditions to various European countries further south. JI was during this time that the Vikings obtained an image of shaggy, unkempt scoundrels who aimlessly raped, killed, and plundered their way through Europe with no thought of morals or consideration of ethics. They have been blamed for the decline in education in Europe as they disrupted monasteries and even for the dismemberment of the Carolingian Empire. It Is commonly understood that Vikings would commit heinous acts in various towns to collect loot and then return to their countries. Far less attention was given to the Vikings once they returned home. Consequently, Viking's true culture remained in the dark for some time.
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Vikings
Viking culture