The Scandinavians from the Vendel Period to the Tenth Century: An Ethnographic Perspective by Judith JeschThe Scandinavians from the Vendel Period to the Tenth Century: An Ethnographic Perspective by Judith Jesch

The Scandinavians from the Vendel Period to the Tenth Century: An Ethnographic Perspective

EditorJudith Jesch

Paperback | July 19, 2012

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Using the evidence of archaeology, poetry, legal texts and annals, this volume investigates the social, economic and symbolic structures of early Scandinavia at the time of the Viking expansion. The contributors provide an outline ethnography, covering dwellings and settlements, kinship and social relations, law, political structures and external relations, rural and urban economies, and the ideology of warfare. The topics are discussed through case-studies, illustrating the changing scholarly interpretations of this formative period in Scandinavian history. By addressing these key research questions, the contributions trace the background to and the impact of urbanisation and Christianisation, and the development of royal power, which stimulated the transition from the Viking age to the medieval period in Scandinavia.
Title:The Scandinavians from the Vendel Period to the Tenth Century: An Ethnographic PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:July 19, 2012Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1843837285

ISBN - 13:9781843837282

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