Books on Vikings in French
Updated August 1998
- Arnaud Le Fèvre -
|L'Edda - Récits de mythologie nordique Snorri Sturluson|
Transl. : F.-X. Dillmann N.R.F.-Gallimard 2-07-072114-0
A reference book for those who want to explore and deepen their knowledge
of the Scandinavian mythological universe.
|Les Dieux Maudits Jean Mabire Copernic 2-85984-026-5|
An in-depth description of Scandinavian mythology, restoring the
essential truth to these eternal myths; pleasant to read, easy to consult;
recommended for beginners and children.
|Yggdrasill - La Religion des Anciens Scandinaves Régis Boyer
A thorough presentation of the Old Scandinavians' religion, presented in a
cold and in-depth academic format; a reference book.
|Les Dieux des Vikings Jean Renaud Ouest-France Université
A specialized book reviewing in detail, the main divinities of
Scandinavian mythology, the myths and other related religious rites.
General books on Vikings
|Les Vikings à Travers le Monde Jean Mabire l'Ancre de Marine
Viking history presented with the captivating tone of the historical
narrative. Pleasant to read. Recommended as first lecture in the domain.
|Les Vikings Régis Boyer Plon 2-259-02236-7|
A reference book on Viking history with an academic tone, therefore hard
to tackle for beginners; Not recommended as first lecture in the domain.
|Atlas des Vikings 789-1100 John Haywood Autrement ISSN 1254-5724|
An exhaustive review of the Viking history in the form of texts which are
serious and concise. Illustrated with numerous maps; a reference
|Les Vikings et la Normandie Jean Renaud Ouest-France Université
A detailed book on Viking history in Normandy and the objective traces
Vikings left there.
|Les Vikings et la Mer Frédéric Durand Errance 2-87772-118-3|
A complete, precise, technical, and easy to tackle book, giving a recent
explanation of the methods and the sailing techniques used by the Vikings.
|Histoire Secrète de la Normandie Jean Mabire Albin Michel
An attractive and living description of the foundation of Normandy by the
|La Fondation du Duché de Normandie Jean Deuve Charles Corlet
A fascinating, living and accurate description of the foundation of
Normandy by the Vikings and their descendants; an essential book for who
want to understand the history of the Vikings, Normandy and, France.
Viking literature and psychology
|Ce que Disaient les Vikings transl. : Gérard Lemarquis Gudrun
Translation of the Hávámal, a real handbook of the Viking beliefs and
way of life; a pleasant way to penetrate their mental universe.
|La Poésie Scaldique Régis Boyer le Porte-Glaive 2-906468-13-4|
An in-depth study of the Viking poetic art, one of the most perfect
summits of the European Art; a reference book of academic style.
|Moeurs et Psychologie des Anciens Islandais Régis Boyer le
A basic work for understanding the Viking mentality.
Books on Vikings for "specialists"
|Nordica et Normannica Lucien Musset Société des Études
Nordiques 2-912420-00-8 ISSN 1279-7944|
A reference book on Viking history, and, particularly, on the foundation
of Normandy, through the compilation of studies which have been achieved
by the author; recommended for those who want to deepen their knowledge on
|Proxima Thulé (I, II et III) Dir. : F.-X. Dillmann Société des
Études Nordiques ISSN 1254-7492|
A reference review for anyone wishing to delve deep into Viking history;
contains a series of contributions of international specialists developing
precise themes. (published every two years)
|Nordmann Stallner and Bardet Glénat 2-7234-2320-4|
A touching account of the Viking epic in Normady related through the story
of the young Danish Egill; a rigorous work containing magnificent
|Moi Svein, Compagnon d'Hasting (I) Darvil Ériamel Chagnaud Assor
An account relating the epic of the Vikings from the West, through the
story of Svein; serious historical content; attractive drawings, but
displays some historical inaccuracies concerning the Viking clothes and
|If you know of literature (in French) not on the list,
but that ought to be there, please contact : Arnaud