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Author Grohse, Ian Peter, author.

Title Frontiers for peace in the medieval North : the Norwegian-Scottish frontier c. 1260-1470 / by Ian Peter Grohse.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 297 pages)
Series The Northern world : North Europe and the Baltic c. 400-1700 AD. : peoples, economics and cultures, 1569-1462 ; volume 79
Northern world ; v. 79. 1569-1462
Summary "In Frontiers for Peace in the Medieval North : the Norwegian-Scottish Frontier, c. 1260-1470, Ian Peter Grohse examines social and political interactions in Orkney, a Norwegian-held province with long and intimate ties to the Scottish mainland. Commonly portrayed as the epicentre of political tension between Norwegian and Scottish fronts, Orkney appears here as a medium for diplomacy between monarchies and as an avenue for interface and cooperation between neighbouring communities. Removed from the national heartlands of Scandinavia and Britain, Orcadians fostered a distinctly local identity that, although rooted in Norwegian law and civic organization, featured a unique cultural accent engendered through Scottish immigration. This study of Orcadian experiences encourages greater appreciation of the peaceful dimensions of pre-modern European frontiers"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Breaking the cycle : national frontiers in question -- Peace and mobility -- Lordship, loyalty and the Earldom of Orkney -- Loyalty, leadership and administration -- Bishops and the border -- Military and defence -- Law and communal identity -- Foreigners and countrymen.
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Subject Orkney (Scotland) -- Politics and government.
Orkney (Scotland) -- Social conditions.
Orkney (Scotland) -- Strategic aspects -- History.
Norway -- Foreign relations -- Scotland.
Scotland -- Foreign relations -- Norway.
Borderlands -- Norway -- History -- To 1500.
Borderlands -- Scotland -- History -- To 1500.
Peace-building -- Norway -- History -- To 1500.
Peace-building -- Scotland -- History -- To 1500.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
Diplomatic relations.
Politics and government.
Social conditions.
Strategic aspects of individual places.
Scotland -- Orkney.
Chronological Term To 1500
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Norwegian Scottish frontier c. 1260-1470
Other Form: Print version: Grohse, Ian Peter. Frontiers for peace in the medieval North. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017 9789004342538 (DLC) 2017006002
ISBN 9789004343658 (electronic book)
9004343652 (electronic book)
9789004342538 (hardcover alkaline paper)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004343658