The Viking Economy: Trade in the Viking Age

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Most of us know the Vikings used ships to launch raids on other lands. But they were also a key tool for trading, which fast became a cornerstone of the Viking economy.

If you want progress you need to trade. If you want to trade you need an economy. So how did the northmen go from a bunch of hardy farmers to dominating trade routes reaching throughout much of the northern hemisphere?

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