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Penguin Putnam
The ancient Romans used the word barbarian to describe people who were coarse, rude, or even just foreign. Over time the word has also come to connote bloodthirsty cruelty. But were the Goths, the Huns, the Vikings, and the Mongols as barbaric as we?ve been led to believe? In dynamic, detailed spreads that young readers will pore over, bestselling author Steven Kroll and illustrator Robert Byrd explore how these nomadic warriors lived, worshipped, and celebrated. Their wandering armies brought together Europe and Asia through trade and conquest and, in doing so, changed the world forever.

Baker & Taylor
Examines the history of of four groups of nomadic warriors, the Goths, Huns, Vikings, and Mongols, through a review of such topics as their fighting tactics, daily lives, religious beliefs, rituals, and conquests.

& Taylor

"Kroll introduces four notable groups referred to by their enemies as barbarians: the Goths, the Huns, the Vikings, and the Mongols. In each case, he looks at the lives of common people within the group, their religious beliefs, their leaders, their history, and the results of their attacks on other civilizations"
Examines the lives of these nomadic warriors, including the Goths, Huns, Vikings, and Mongols, through a review of their fighting tactics, daily lives, religious beliefs and rituals, conquests, and much more, enhanced with full-color illustrations throughout.

Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780525479581
Branch Call Number: J 940.1 KRO
Characteristics: 48 p. :,chiefly col. ill., col. maps ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Byrd, Robert - Illustrator


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