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Valhalla & The Viking Afterlife With Tom Shippey

In today’s show, I had the honor of talking with Tom Shippey, a British scholar who has taught at six universities in Britain and America, including both Oxford and Harvard, and who succeeded Tolkien (many years later) in the Chair of Medieval Literature at Leeds University.” Tom is widely considered one of the world’s leading academic scholars on the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, about whom he has written several books, as well as many books and articles on Old English, Old Norse, and medieval literature generally. We discuss his famous book Laughing Shall I Die: Lives and Deaths of the Great Vikings. I implore you to purchase yourself a copy of Tom’s book, as I can promise you won’t regret it!

You can find Tom’s book via the link below, and you can also find this blog and more of his work via the second link below!

Tom Shippey’s book Laughing Shall I Die: https://amzn.to/2LSAnhE

Tom Shippey’s blog, and more of his work: http://www.academia.edu  (search “Tom Shippey”) for contents, discount offer, blog.

The History of Vikings on YouTube: https://t.co/6hkYFk6aM1

Follow The History of Vikings on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HistoryofViking?lang=en

Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries that you might have: noah@thehistoryofvikings.com

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