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18 Sep 2017
879: Danelaw treaty
879: Kiev conquered by Rurik
750: Staraja Ladoga founded
Early 700s: Ribe founded
862: Rurik invited to rule Finns and Slavs
922: Ibn Fadlan meets Rus
988: Grand Prince Vladimir converts to Christianity
~1000: Rise of Novgorod as centre of power in North Russia
1030: Collapse of Samanid state, silver flow STOPS.
~1000: Hedeby and Birka replaced by new trade centres.
1000: Iceland converted
1050: traditional date given for conversion of Norway
1030: Battle at Stiklestad, St Olav dies
From c.850: Scandinavians penetrate Russian interior. Many new trading centres.
850: Riurikovo Gorodishche
1013: Svein Forkbeard conquers England (dies 1014)
1015-16: Knut the Great conquers England
965: Harald Bluetooth "united Denmark and Christened the Danes"
841: Dublin founded
840s-50s: Frankish raids increase
850s-60s: Viking activity in Britain intensifies, second "phase": raids --> conquest.
799: first Frankish raid
810: Charlemagne's anti-viking defenses repel attacks in Frankia for ~20 years
830s: Frankish raids pick up with repeated attacks on Dorestad/Frisia
700s: Baltic/North Sea trade centres appear
750-1050: Vikings active in Russia
650-965: Khazar dynasty ascendant in Russia
900-950: DIRHAM INCREASE #2! 940s-950s: boom. 960-1000: decline.
900s: Scandinavians increasingly serve as mercenaries in the East
850-880: INCREASE in Eastern trade/dirhams.
860-930: landnám in Iceland
800-1050: Vikings active in England
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