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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

Book chapter

...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...

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

Book chapter

...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...

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

Book chapter

...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...

Eostre: Pan-Germanic Goddess or ‘Etymological Fancy’?

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

Book chapter

...In chapter 15 of De Temporum Ratione (‘On the Reckoning of Time’), Bede discusses the English names of the months. He provides a listing of the English names, together with brief discussions of their etymologies, summarised in Table 2.Some...

The Vikings

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

...The history of the Vikings may be assembled from many sources—documents, archaeology, place names, environmental evidence, genetics, and more. Written sources, such as the English Anglo-Saxon Chronicle record raids by “Norsemen” from near...

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...

End of the Viking Age

The Viking Eastern Baltic

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...Several Scandinavian researchers date the end of the Viking Age to the period around 1000 when these societies had formed a state and converted to Christianity. Other researchers propose the mid-eleventh century or even later, around 1100...

The Giant Killer: Thor in Old Norse Mythology

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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...The Eddas Our understanding of Old Norse mythology would be vastly impaired were it not for the preservation instincts of the brilliant Icelander Snorri Sturluson. Born in 1178/9 into one of the most powerful families in Iceland, whose...

Hreda

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

Book chapter

...The discussion of Eostre in the previous chapter may well provide some indications of possible ways of understanding the other goddess of Bede’s De Temporum Ratione, Hreda. The importance of locality and social groupings at local level...