A Viking's Civilized World

1265 Words Feb 26th, 2018 5 Pages
The Vikings were a civilized and organized culture. The Vikings’ political system was essential to the Vikings’ everyday lives by giving them a stable lifestyle and a reliable colony.Traditions and religion were an important part of the Vikings’ culture. Their interaction with the environment was crucial to survival in the Vikings and their civilization. Interacting with the environment, the Vikings managed to locate and design food and shelter. The civilized traits in the Vikings’ world were demonstrated through its political, culture, and interaction with environment. In the ancient days of the Vikings, the political aspect of their world consisted of improving the organization and civilization of the Vikings’ lives; the topics that prove this statement were law, structure, and war. As William R. Short stated, “A system of laws was set up whereby people were governed by consensus and where disputes were resolved through negotiation and compromise”(hurstwic.org). Short is conveying the idea that the Vikings had a civilized facet of the political system. Even though the Vikings had an advanced law system, they also had to have a system of punishment so they would be taken seriously. Short also noted that “Not only was there the psychological terror of loneliness due to exclusion from all social contacts, there was also the very real threat of violence and death from unrelated third parties”(hurstwic.org). The Vikings were…
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