As the Viking Age unfolded in north-western Europe, its impact in the Iberian Peninsula was first felt in 844. Around two hundred years of Norse presence in western Iberia would follow, though, judging from the surviving sources, limited almost exclusively to short-term piracy. The chapter briefly looks at the known ninth-century episodes, as well as a few others from later in the Viking Age, in order to clarify on the nature and limitations of the sources, the consequences of Norse activity in the region and what traces of it remain.
|Title of host publication||História Global de Portugal|
|Editors||Carlos Fiolhais, José Eduardo Franco, José Pedro Paiva|
|Place of Publication||Lisboa|
|Publisher||Círculo de Leitores|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|