The Ultimate Viking - Eric LinklaterMacMillan & Co, 1955, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ a little faded at the spine.
Illustrated with B&W photographs. The last of the great Vikings was Sweyn Asleifsson, who lived in Orkney and was killed in Dublin in 1171: a few years after a university had been founded in Oxford. In The Ultimate Viking Sweyn's life is told as a key to the mystery of pagan heroism; and Eric Linklater argues that the great figures of the Viking era can only be understood by realising that they obeyed neither moral, political, nor economic rules, but acknowledged an aesthetic code: that they saw life itself - heroic life - as a work of art. 296pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.