How Trade Shaped the Viking World

This video is part of Crash Course World History written by Raoul Meyer and Teva Vidal, and presented by John Green.

Although modern popular culture tends to focus on the violent, military exploits of Viking warriors,┬áthis video explores how the vikings’ contemporaries would have seen them differently.

The video gives some background on where the vikings came from and how their sophisticated seafaring technology helped to extend their impact far beyond Scandinavia, but its real focus is their trade networks and their enduring legacy.

Alex is a history student at King's College London focusing on Europe and the Near East in the Middle Ages. He currently works writing and editing content for madefromhistory.