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The Vikings – Medieval Shock and Awe

August 23, 2021
00:00 54:30
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Description: Today we are joined by Dr. Arthur Herman, New York Times best selling author of Viking Heart: How Scandinavians Conquered the World to talk about how and why the Scandinavians of the Middle Ages took to the seas as raiders and traders. We discuss some of the cultural, technological and strategic innovations that turned everyday Danes, Swedes, Norwegians and others into the most efficient warriors of their times and how those aspects carried through history.

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Arthur Herman, Author of Viking Heart: How Scandinavians Conquered the World

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Steve Guerra is a historian and podcaster who hosts three different shows. He started with the History of the Papacy Podcast in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast that delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews. His newest show, Organized Crime and Punishment, takes a deep dive into the roots, evolution, and impact of organized crime across different cultures and countries.
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