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
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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
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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
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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.


Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde

Author: Johannes Hoops
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110151022
Category: History
Page: 665
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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
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Die Neuübersetzung (Fischer Klassik)
Author: Klaus Böldl,Andreas Vollmer,Julia Zernack
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596905874
Page: 752
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Author: Edith Marold,Christiane Zimmermann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110907690
Category: History
Page: 309
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Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644406499
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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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
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