Vikings and Capitalism?

Watch a 10-minute film on why modern business people like to compare themselves to their vision of the Vikings.

Our modern capitalistic ways seem a far cry from the Viking period, but there are lots of comparisons made between the two. Why do modern business people like comparing themselves to Vikings? Why are people in general so keen to appropriate Viking characteristics? - Or what they perceive to be Viking characteristics? And how much do we know about the Viking period anyway?


Watch a 10-minute film where editor of Nicola Witcombe interviews historian Richard Cole from Aarhus University in Denmark. Both English and Danish subtitles are available for this film.


Listen to a full podcast @KnowledgeOnTheNordics: Podcast: The Vikings and Capitalism

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