Orm with his brother Toke, travelled to Keivan Rus’ in order to find treasure and upon his return, lived peacefully and happily with his children. The novel tells us a lot about the things we have already discovered about the Vikings and their culture. Their conversions to Christianity for political as well as emotional reasons, their interaction with Muslims and them as raiders and fighters. The novel is not just a depiction of Viking history or culture but also a narration about a brave boy who left his home in miserable condition and through his hard work earned the title of a Chieftain. His struggle took him from working as a slave in a Muslim gallery to a person who gets involved in the affairs of the king in Scandinavia ( Bengtsson, 1997). The character of Orm is not just a strong fighter but also a lovable and practical family man. Just like the other Vikings, he visited exotic locations and encountered many people some of which were friends while the others were not. His expeditions simply take the readers into the times of the Viking age. The writing and narrating style of the author made it the most popular and most read book in Sweden. This book is translated to English by Michael Meyer while it has also been translated in almost twenty three other languages. Research Limitations The research is about the detailed history of Vikings, the history of Islam, and their cultural interaction. The research gives a detail about how Muslims and the Vikings encountered each other and how this interaction changed the entire course of history for both Arabs and the Vikings. However, this study is subjected to certain limitations due to a few reasons. The first reason is the unavailability of the complete description of the Vikings and their rituals and practices before the Viking age. The second research limitation is due to the archeological
evidence and difference of interpretations about this evidence among scholars. Moreover, the historical conflict regarding the interaction (conversion of the Vikings to Islam has not been clear yet and is subjected to conflicting opinions), has limited the study to the most believed facts about Scandinavia, the Vikings, Arabs, and their interaction in the Middle East. References Simpson, J., 1987. Everyday life in the Viking age . Hippocrene Books. Hultgård, A., 2008. The religion of the Vikings. The Viking World , 212 . Roesdahl, E., 1993. Pagan beliefs, Christian impact and archaeology: a Danish view. In Viking Revaluations (pp. 128-136). London: Viking Society for Northern Research. The Viking Museum<br />. (2018). Life in the Viking Times . [online] Available at: [Accessed 17 Sep. 2018]. Ltd, D. (2018). Everyday life in Viking times - Q-files Encyclopedia. [online] Q-files.com. Available at: [Accessed 17 Sep. 2018]. Science, L. (2018). Viking History: Facts & Myths. [online] Live Science. Available at: [Accessed 17 Sep. 2018]. Bengtsson, F.G., 1997. Röde orm . Nordic Council of Ministers.
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