I don’t know how to handle this History question and need guidance.
This week we are looking at the famous (infamous?) Vikings, I assigned an optional document in the modules that described the Viking siege of Paris in 806 (one of the first major and spectacular Viking attacks). Please read that document and then these two articles that discuss contemporary (mis) understandings of the history of the Norsemen. Then please answer the three questions in a robust paragraph for each.
1. Siege of Paris by Abbo (in Module 3 week 12), file uploaded below
- What impressions do you have about the Vikings after reading the description by ABBO of the siege of Paris in 806? (From optional document listed in modules, week 12).
- Where does the white supremacist vision of Viking genealogy come from according to Professor Dorothy Kim? Professor E. R. Truitt?
- Why do you think there is so much “mythology” and fascination surrounding the Norsemen/Vikings compared to say, the Germanic invasions of Rome in the 5th century? (Alaric, Odoacer etc.) Or of 1st century BC? (The Cimbri and Teutons that Gaius Marius fought back).