Danes in Wessex

The Scandinavian Impact on Southern England, c. 800–c. 1100

Author: Ryan Lavelle,Simon Roffey

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782979328

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 9897

There have been many studies of the Scandinavians in Britain, but this is the first collection of essays to be devoted solely to their engagement with Wessex. New work on the early Middle Ages, not least the excavations of mass graves associated with the Viking Age in Dorset and Oxford, drew attention to the gaps in our understanding of the wider impact of Scandinavians in areas of Britain not traditionally associated with them. Here, a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to the problems of their study is presented. While there may not have been the same degree of impact, discernible particularly in place-names and archaeology, as in those areas of Britain which had substantial influxes of Scandinavian settlers, Wessex was a major theater of the Viking wars in the reigns of Alfred and Æthelred Unræd. Two major topics, the Viking wars and the Danish landowning elite, figure strongly in this collection but are shown not to be the sole reasons for the presence of Danes, or items associated with them, in Wessex. Multidisciplinary approaches evoke Vikings and Danes not just through the written record, but through their impact on real and imaginary landscapes and via the objects they owned or produced. The papers raise wider questions too, such as when did aggressive Vikings morph into more acceptable Danes, and what issues of identity were there for natives and incomers in a province whose founders were believed to have also come from North Sea areas, if not from parts of Denmark itself? Readers can continue for themselves aspects of these broader debates that will be stimulated by this fascinating and significant series of studies by both established scholars and new researchers.


The Unready

Author: Levi Roach

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300225202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 3598

divAn imaginative reassessment of Æthelred "the Unready," one of medieval England’s most maligned kings and a major Anglo-Saxon figure The Anglo-Saxon king Æthelred "the Unready" (978–1016) has

Dragon Lords

The History and Legends of Viking England

Author: Eleanor Parker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1838608419

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 9740

Why did the Vikings sail to England? Were they indiscriminate raiders, motivated solely by bloodlust and plunder? One narrative, the stereotypical one, might have it so. But locked away in the buried history of the British Isles are other, far richer and more nuanced, stories; and these hidden tales paint a picture very different from the ferocious pillagers of popular repute. Eleanor Parker here unlocks secrets that point to more complex motivations within the marauding army that in the late ninth century voyaged to the shores of eastern England in its sleek, dragon-prowed longships. Exploring legends from forgotten medieval texts, and across the varied Anglo-Saxon regions, she depicts Vikings who came not just to raid but also to settle personal feuds, intervene in English politics and find a place to call home. Native tales reveal the links to famous Vikings like Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons; Cnut; and Havelok the Dane. Each myth shows how the legacy of the newcomers can still be traced in landscape, place-names and local history. This book uncovers the remarkable degree to which England is Viking to its core.

Saxonis grammatici

Author: A. Holder

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5877937359

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8451

The passions of the minde (1601).

Author: Thomas D. D. Wright,Edgar Mertner, Thomas Wright

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 9783487403625


Page: 336

View: 1687


Author: Cornelius Tacitus

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 9379

Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde

Author: Johannes Hoops

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110151022

Category: History

Page: 665

View: 6026

Das Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde trägt den Namen seines Begründers, des Anglisten und Naturwissenschaftlers Johannes Hoops. Zwischen 1972 und 2008 erschienen in zweiter, vollkommen veränderter Auflage 35 Bände sowie zwei Registerbände. Konzipiert als Handbuch, steht der Hoops in der Tradition umfangreicher Enzyklopädien: Ziel ist es, den gesamten Kenntnisstand zur Germanischen Altertumskunde umfassend und kritisch zu präsentieren. Sein interdisziplinärer Ansatz schließt Ergebnisse aus den Bereichen Kunstgeschichte, Rechtsgeschichte, Volkskunde und Religionswissenschaft mit ein.

Vita Karoli Magni

Lateinisch und deutsch. Das Leben Karls des Grossen. Übersetzung, Nachwort und Anmerkungen von Evelyn Scherabon Coleman

Author: Einhard

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 96

View: 9981


Die Neuübersetzung (Fischer Klassik)

Author: Klaus Böldl,Andreas Vollmer,Julia Zernack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596905874


Page: 752

View: 4482

Buchmalerei des Mittelalters

eine Einführung

Author: Otto Pächt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791324555

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval

Page: 221

View: 9947


Author: Edith Marold,Christiane Zimmermann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110907690

Category: History

Page: 309

View: 1249


Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644406499

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 1867

Ich werde Feuer und Schwert durchs Land tragen, und Rache wird mein einziger Trost sein Ein Hilferuf aus Mercien erreicht den Krieger Uhtred. Er soll einer belagerten Stadt zur Hilfe kommen. Doch der Notruf war nur eine List, um ihn aus Northumbrien fortzulocken. Dort fällt in Uhtreds Abwesenheit ein furchtbarer Gegner ein: der Nordmann Sköll Grimmarson, an seiner Seite ein gefürchteter Zauber und sein Heer von Úlfhéðnar, Wolfskriegern, die vor nichts zurückschrecken. Der Feind nimmt Uhtred das Liebste, was er hat, und der Schmerz bringt ihn fast um. Doch wer Rache will, muss kühl und klug sein...

Sanctimoniales litteratae

Schriftlichkeit und Bildung in den ottonischen Frauenkommunitäten Gandersheim, Essen und Quedlinburg

Author: Katrinette Bodarwé

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783402062494

Category: Convents

Page: 557

View: 8789

Stammesbildung und Verfassung

das Werden der frühmittelalterlichen gentes

Author: Reinhard Wenskus

Publisher: Bohlau Verlag


Category: Ethnology

Page: 656

View: 4366

Frauen der Vikingzeit

Author: Judith Jesch

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

View: 5226