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|... it is claimed, the prosperity of north-west Europe in the eighth and ninth |
centuries.7 But of all these documentary and numismatic studies, perhaps the
most original have been those of Sture Bolin and Maurice Lombard, who
deployed the full ...
|EASTERN EUROPE: THE VIKING CONNECTION This was the bold hypothesis |
of the Swedish historian and numismatist Sture Bolin (1953), who entitled his
brilliant paper on this subject “Mohammed, Charlemagne and Rurik.” The basic ...
|With this gold, according to Lombard, they bought slaves, wood, furs and other |
wares in western Europe and vivified its economy/' Sture Bolin supported these
unorthodox views but through different ways, tracing trade links between the Arab