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The Edge of the World
In his new book The Edge of the World, Michael Pye illuminates the so-called Dark Ages of Northern Europe by showing how cultures evolved on the shores of the North Sea, from the terror of the Vikings to the golden age of cities. Pye profiles the saints and spies, pirates and philosophers, and artists and intellectuals who crossed the gray expanse stretching between Scandinavia and the British Isles, revealing the beginnings of modernity in Europe. The seas and waterways of Northern Europe were once as important a tool as the Internet is to today’s society – serving as a highway for communication and commerce, a sea of connectivity.