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Introduction

Rory Naismith

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Rory Naismith, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society is Lecturer in the 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

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...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...

Between passion and lust

Jonas Liliequist

Jonas Liliequist, PhD, is professor of history at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University. His research interests include masculinity, sexuality, honour and violence, and emotions, mainly in the early modern period. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Framing Premodern Desires : Sexual Ideas, Attitudes, and Practices in Europe

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

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...In distinguishing desire-as-appetite from romantic or ‘true love’, William Reddy has posited what he claims to be a unique Western conceptual dualism that first evolved during the High Middle Ages.Reddy 2012. While desire-as-appetite...

Incest between in-laws

Bonnie Clementsson

Bonnie Clementsson graduated in 2016 from the Department of History at the University of Lund. She is interested in history from below and of topics such as family, marriage, and kinship during the early modern period. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Framing Premodern Desires : Sexual Ideas, Attitudes, and Practices in Europe

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

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...The multiple definitions of incest In early modern Sweden, a widower and his late wife’s sister could be sentenced to death by beheading if it was established that they had had sexual intercourse with each other. The relationship...

Recovering the Past: Scholarship from the Enlightenment to National Romanticism

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 curious and occasionally sensational attention given to Thor by polemicists, politicians, artists, composers and poets from the latter decades of the eighteenth century onwards cannot fully be understood without some knowledge of how...

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

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...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...

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...

Adulthood, married life and divorce

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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...Guðríðr Þorbjarnardóttir – wife, leader, traveller, mother, Christian – was the Viking woman embodied. According to Eiríks saga rauða, she grew up on a farm on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland, the granddaughter of an enslaved Irishman...