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The Resource The conversion of Scandinavia : vikings, merchants, and missionaries in the remaking of Northern Europe, Anders Winroth

The conversion of Scandinavia : vikings, merchants, and missionaries in the remaking of Northern Europe, Anders Winroth

Label
The conversion of Scandinavia : vikings, merchants, and missionaries in the remaking of Northern Europe
Title
The conversion of Scandinavia
Title remainder
vikings, merchants, and missionaries in the remaking of Northern Europe
Statement of responsibility
Anders Winroth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book a MacArthur Award-winning scholar argues for a radically new interpretation of the conversion of Scandinavia from paganism to Christianity in the early Middle Ages. Overturning the received narrative of Europe's military and religious conquest and colonization of the region, Anders Winroth contends that rather than acting as passive recipients, Scandinavians converted to Christianity because it was in individual chieftains' political, economic, and cultural interests to do so. Through a painstaking analysis and historical reconstruction of both archeological and literary sources, and drawing on scholarly work that has been unavailable in English, Winroth opens up new avenues for studying European ascendency and the expansion of Christianity in the medieval period"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Winroth, Anders
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vikings
  • Economics
  • Vikings
  • Conversion
  • Scandinavia
  • Scandinavia
  • Scandinavia
Label
The conversion of Scandinavia : vikings, merchants, and missionaries in the remaking of Northern Europe, Anders Winroth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : Europe, Scandinavia, and Hallfred the Skald -- The dynamic eighth century : Scandinavia comes of age -- The raids of the Vikings -- The power of gifts -- Carving out power -- Weland, Ulfberht, and other artisans -- The lure of the exotic -- Networks of trade -- The story of conversion -- Writing conversion -- The gift of Christianity -- Kings of god's grace -- Scandinavia in European history
Control code
FIEb17066049
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 238 pages
Isbn
9780300170269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)711045650
Label
The conversion of Scandinavia : vikings, merchants, and missionaries in the remaking of Northern Europe, Anders Winroth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : Europe, Scandinavia, and Hallfred the Skald -- The dynamic eighth century : Scandinavia comes of age -- The raids of the Vikings -- The power of gifts -- Carving out power -- Weland, Ulfberht, and other artisans -- The lure of the exotic -- Networks of trade -- The story of conversion -- Writing conversion -- The gift of Christianity -- Kings of god's grace -- Scandinavia in European history
Control code
FIEb17066049
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 238 pages
Isbn
9780300170269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)711045650

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