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Introduction: The Footprint of Pre-Christian Worship

Philip A. Shaw

Philip A. Shaw is Lecturer in English Language and Old English, University of Leicester, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pagan Goddesses in the Early Germanic World : Eostre, Hreda and the Cult of Matrons: Studies in Early Medieval History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

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...This book is intended to fulfil a number of roles: a brief introduction to philological methods for historians, a (necessarily partial) analysis of the nature of pre-Christian religious life in Anglo-Saxon England, but also a rescue...

Introduction

Rory Naismith

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Rory Naismith is Lecturer in Medieval British History at King’s College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Máire Ní Mhaonaigh

Máire Ní Mhaonaigh is Professor in Celtic and Medieval Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Ashman Rowe

Elizabeth Ashman Rowe is Reader in Scandinavian History at the University of Cambridge. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...Battles have long featured prominently in historical consciousness, as moments when the balance of power was seen to have tipped, or when aspects of collective identity were shaped. This volume examines the changing importance of battles...

‘Axe-age, sword-age’

Elizabeth Ashman Rowe

Elizabeth Ashman Rowe is Reader in Scandinavian History at the University of Cambridge. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The theme of ‘writing’ battles needs to be taken loosely when applied to Viking Age and medieval Scandinavia, for, in addition to the runic inscriptions and medieval manuscripts that constitute our written sources, there is also a large...

Titulature and Medieval Rulers

Christian Raffensperger

Christian Raffensperger is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Pre-Modern and Ancient World Studies Program at Wittenberg University, OH, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Kingdom of Rus’

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...Titulature has actually long been a problem with translating (both literally and metaphorically) the Middle Ages for the modern world. The meanings and uses of titles change over time, titles are appropriated from others, and our modern...

The Viking Phenomenon

Sæbjørg Walaker Nordeide

Sæbjørg Walaker Nordeide is a Professor of Medieval Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology, History, Culture, and Religion at the University of Bergen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Edwards

Kevin J. Edwards is a Professor in Physical Geography and Adjunct Chair in Archaeology in the School of Geosciences at the University of Aberdeen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Vikings

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...In the preceding pages, the Viking phenomenon, in terms of events lasting up to the mid–eleventh century, has been presented in a highly summarized and selective form. The “who,” “when,” and “where” relating to that astonishing group have...

Archaeology and Sigillography in Northern Europe

Michael Andersen

Michael Andersen is a Danish medieval archae-ologist. He studied medieval archaeology at Aarhus University and prehistoric archaeology at the University of Copenhagen. He worked as a curator at ROMU (Roskilde Museum) from 1982, and from 2000 at the National Museum of Denmark, where his current position is head of research and collections in the Medieval, Renaissance and Numismatics Department. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Seals—Making and Marking Connections Across the Medieval World

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Medieval seals, traditionally considered from the perspective of their documentary function, may also be studied as archaeological artefacts. Pilgrim badges were seal-shaped, and seal matrices and seal impressions can be found on church...

Epilogue

Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir

Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir is lecturer at Yale University, USA. Her research focuses on Vikings, old Norse-Icelandic sagas, mythology and poetry, late medieval Iceland, medieval manuscripts and gender. She is currently contributing to a documentary by Ash Thayer entitled Viking Women: The Crying Bones. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Valkyrie : The Women of the Viking World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In Laxdæla saga, the supersession of heathenism by Christianity is symbolized with the völva’s bones being moved far away to the wilderness; she is gone, though not quite forgotten. Her reburial is a literary motif intended to reassure...

Ethnicity

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Visual appearance lies at the basis of the expression of cultural identity, “The World in Dress: Anthropological Perspective on Clothing, Fashion, and Culture,” Annual Review of Anthropology 33 (2004): 370; A. Cannon, “The Cultural...

Theorizing Thor

Martin Arnold

Martin Arnold is Professor of Scandinavian Literature at Hull University. He is the author of The Vikings (Continuum, 2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Thor : Myth to Marvel

Continuum, 2011

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...As a belief system, Norse paganism may be distinguished from certain monotheistic religions, such as Christianity or Islam, in so far as it had no evangelical mission and was in this sense unconcerned with gaining converts per se. Yet...

Viking Age Scandinavia

Sæbjørg Walaker Nordeide

Sæbjørg Walaker Nordeide is a Professor of Medieval Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology, History, Culture, and Religion at the University of Bergen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Edwards

Kevin J. Edwards is a Professor in Physical Geography and Adjunct Chair in Archaeology in the School of Geosciences at the University of Aberdeen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Vikings

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...Scandinavia was composed of an amalgam of peoples in the Viking Age, but depictions of the period tend to make the population appear more uniform than it was in reality— part of the process of creating a national history of modern Sweden...