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The Resource Cross and scepter : the rise of the Scandinavian kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation, Sverre Bagge

Cross and scepter : the rise of the Scandinavian kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation, Sverre Bagge

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Cross and scepter : the rise of the Scandinavian kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation
Title
Cross and scepter
Title remainder
the rise of the Scandinavian kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation
Statement of responsibility
Sverre Bagge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Christianity and European-style monarchy--the cross and the scepter--were introduced to Scandinavia in the tenth century, a development that was to have profound implications for all of Europe. Cross and Scepter is a concise history of the Scandinavian kingdoms from the age of the Vikings to the Reformation, written by Scandinavia's leading medieval historian. Sverre Bagge shows how the rise of the three kingdoms not only changed the face of Scandinavia, but also helped make the territorial state the standard political unit in Western Europe. He describes Scandinavia's momentous conversion to Christianity and the creation of church and monarchy there, and traces how these events transformed Scandinavian law and justice, military and administrative organization, social structure, political culture, and the division of power among the king, aristocracy, and common people. Bagge sheds important new light on the reception of Christianity and European learning in Scandinavia, and on Scandinavian history writing, philosophy, political thought, and courtly culture. He looks at the reception of European impulses and their adaptation to Scandinavian conditions, and examines the relationship of the three kingdoms to each other and the rest of Europe, paying special attention to the inter-Scandinavian unions and their consequences for the concept of government and the division of power.--
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Provided by Publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
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Bagge, Sverre
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle Ages
  • Church history
  • Monarchy
  • Aristocracy (Political science)
  • Social change
  • Scandinavia
  • Scandinavia
  • Scandinavia
  • Scandinavia
Label
Cross and scepter : the rise of the Scandinavian kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation, Sverre Bagge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
The Origins of the Scandinavian Kingdoms -- The Consolidation of the Scandinavian Kingdoms, c. 1050-1350 -- State Formation, Social Change, and the Division of Power -- Royal, Aristocratic, and Ecclesiastical Culture -- The Later Middle Ages : Agrarian Crisis, Constitutional Conflicts, and Scandinavian Unions -- Conclusion: Scandinavian State Formation, 900-1537 : Break and Continuity -- The Historiography of the Scandinavian Countries -- The Sources for Scandinavian History
Control code
FIEb17535827
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780691161501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC)2013040063
  • (UkLCURL)982013040063
  • (OCoLC)861542611
Label
Cross and scepter : the rise of the Scandinavian kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation, Sverre Bagge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
The Origins of the Scandinavian Kingdoms -- The Consolidation of the Scandinavian Kingdoms, c. 1050-1350 -- State Formation, Social Change, and the Division of Power -- Royal, Aristocratic, and Ecclesiastical Culture -- The Later Middle Ages : Agrarian Crisis, Constitutional Conflicts, and Scandinavian Unions -- Conclusion: Scandinavian State Formation, 900-1537 : Break and Continuity -- The Historiography of the Scandinavian Countries -- The Sources for Scandinavian History
Control code
FIEb17535827
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780691161501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC)2013040063
  • (UkLCURL)982013040063
  • (OCoLC)861542611

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