The Vikings I (society and raids), GROUP MEMBERS: Nicole Belliard (21…
The Vikings I (society and raids)
They mobilized large armies and made war both between and beyond their territories.
Even though they manufactured their own, Vikings preferred to wield weapons made by their enemies.
Honour was so important for the vikings that if you lost it, you were no longer part society. Losing your honor also meant disgracing your whole family and affected your leader.
A person raised in an upper class family could fall into a lower class, and vice versa.
The first raids took place in churches, since it was a place where they could get riches without facing risk.
The prince was obliged to provide feasts and gifts to his supporters in society.
For the Vikings, their raids and voyages of plunder where just a way to increase their wealth and status at home. For anyone else who did not share their culture, it was viewed as aggressive attacks.
For a leader to be considered "good" it was a requisite that he had a good reputation and luck.
Vikings had advantage in the sea thanks to the introduction of the keel and sails along with the improvements of the hulls to their ships, which facilitated the voyages of plunder.
The independent farmers were the core of the old Norse society.
Nicole Belliard (21-0395)
Emely Calderon (21-0388)