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CO- Vikings - Great Courses class
- Date: 11/07/2019 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
- Location: Coast Community Library
225 Main Street
Pt. Arena, California 95468
Great Courses DVD class taught by Professor Kenneth W. Harl, Tulane University
Facilitated by Jean Ohman
Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:30 pm
The Vikings were Scandinavian raiders, seafarers, kings and writers during the 8th to the early 11th centuries.
Vikings have traditionally been considered ruthless pirates ravaging the coasts of Europe with horned helmets and wielding two headed axes.
But that is only part of the story.
Come learn about the more positive impacts of the Vikings who were highly skilled sailors of incredibly seaworthy ships.
They explored wide areas in Northern Europe and were merchants and traders.
As the first people to sail beyond sight of land, they established a settlement in Iceland and forever changed the history of medieval European civilization.
This course is facilitated by modern-day Scandinavian descendent, Jean Ohman of Sea Ranch.
--- Beth Knoche, Programs Coordinator, Friends of Coast Community Library