EUTOPIA
VIKINGS IN BYZANTIUM: THE VARANGIANS AND THEIR FEARLESS CONQUESTS
It is relatively well known that the Vikings were some of history's greatest travelers, traders, and mercenaries. Their reach extended far, as they are credited with finding North America and Greenland, and their names drove fear into the hearts of many European mainlanders. In actuality, their culture stretched as far east as Turkey and Russia, culminating in their direct influence in the creation of the Kievan State of Rus', lasting well into the thirteenth century.