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Title Ideology and power in the Viking and Middle Ages [electronic resource] : Scandinavia, Iceland, Ireland, Orkney, and the Faeroes / edited by Gro Steinsland [and others].

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 405 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series The northern world, 1569-1462 ; v. 52
Northern world ; v. 52.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Ideology and power in the Viking and Middle Ages : Scandinavia, Iceland, Ireland, Orkney, and the Faeroes / Gro Steinsland -- Origin myths and rulership : from the Viking Age ruler to the ruler of medieval historiography : continuity, transformations, and innovations / Gro Steinsland -- Kings, earls, and chieftains : rulers in Norway, Orkney, and Iceland, c. 900-1300 / Jón Viðar Sigurðsson -- Jarla sögur Orkneyja : status and power of the earls of Orkney according to their sagas / Ian Beuermann -- An arena for higher powers : cult buildings and rulers in the late Iron Age and the early medieval period in the Malar region / Olof Sundqvist -- From wine in a goblet to milk in cowdung : the transformation of early Christian kings in three post-Viking tales from Ireland / Jan Erik Rekdal -- The warrior in Old Norse religion / Jens Peter Schjodt -- Oðinn, Valhöll, and the Einherjar : eschatological myth and ideology in the late Viking period / Anders Hultgard -- Family matters? : the cultus of the Scandinavian royal martyrs / Joanna A. Skorzewska -- Conclusions: The long adaptation of pagan and Christian ideologies of rulership / Ian Beuermann.
Summary "This book analyses the Nordic pre-Christian ideology of rulership, and its confrontation with, survival into and adaptation to the European Christian ideals during the transition from the Viking to the Middle Ages from the ninth to the thirteenth century"--Provided by publisher.
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Subject Vikings -- History.
Middle Ages.
Kings and rulers -- History -- To 1500.
Ideology -- History -- To 1500.
Power (Social sciences) -- History -- To 1500.
Scandinavia -- History -- To 1397.
Iceland -- History -- To 1262.
Orkney (Scotland) -- History.
Faroe Islands -- History.
Chronological Term To 1603
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Steinsland, Gro.
Other Form: Print version: Ideology and power in the Viking and Middle Ages. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011 9789004205062 (DLC) 2011006132 (OCoLC)705568040
ISBN 9789004205079 (electronic bk.)
9004205071 (electronic bk.)
9789004205062 (hbk. ; acid-free paper)
9004205063 (hbk. ; acid-free paper)