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Vitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie

Rulership in 1st to 14th century Scandinavia. Royal graves and sites at Avaldsnes and beyond

  • Dagfinn Skre



Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter)
NVI-nivå 2


Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde - Ergänzungsbände
ISSN 1866-7678
e-ISSN 2365-3647
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
Publiseringsår: 2020
Hefte: 114
Antall sider: 545
ISBN: 978-3-11-042579-6



Nordisk arkeologi


Skandinavisk middelalderhistorie • Middelalderarkeologi

Fagfelt (NPI)

Fagfelt: Historie
- Fagområde: Humaniora

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Rulership in 1st to 14th century Scandinavia. Royal graves and sites at Avaldsnes and beyond


This book discusses the 1st-11th century developments that led to the formation of the three Scandinavian kingdoms in the Viking Age. Wide-ranging studies of communication routes, regional identities, judicial territories, and royal sites and graves trace a complex trajectory of rulership in these pagan Germanic societies. In the fi nal section, new light is shed on the pinnacle and demise of the Norwegian kingdom in the 13th-14th centuries. The book seeks to revitalise the somewhat stagnant scholarly debate on Germanic rulership in the first millennium AD. A series of comprehensive chapters combines literary evidence on Scandinavia’s polities, kings, and other rulers with archaeological, documentary, toponymical, and linguistic evidence. The picture that emerges is one of surprisingly stable rulership institutions, sites, and myths, while control of them was contested between individuals, dynasties, and polities. While in the early centuries, Scandinavia was integrated in Germanic Europe, profound societal and cultural changes in 6th-century Scandinavia and the Christianisation of Continental and English kingdoms set northern kingship on a different path. The pagan heroic warrior ethos, essential to kingship, was developed and refined; only to recur overseas embodied in 9th–10th-century Vikings. Three chapters on a hitherto unknown masonry royal manor at Avaldsnes in western Norway, excavated 2017, concludes this volume with discussions of the late-medieval peak of Norwegian kingship and it’s eventual downfall in the late 14th century. This book’s discussions and results are relevant to all scholars and students of 1st-millenium Germanic kingship, polities, and societies.


Aktiv cristin-person

Dagfinn Skre

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Arkeologisk seksjon ved Universitetet i Oslo
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Kapitler/Artikler Kapitler/Artikler

Rulership and Ruler’s Sites in 1st–10th-century Scandinavia.

Skre, Dagfinn. 2020, Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). UIOVitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel

The History of the Norvegr 2000 BC-1000 AD.

Østmo, Einar. 2020, Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). UIOVitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel

Avaldsnes' Position in Norway in the 14th Century.

Opsahl, Erik. 2020, Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). NTNUVitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel

The Royal Edifice at Avaldsnes: A Palatium for the King or a Residence for his Canons?

Hommedal, Alf Tore. 2020, Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). UIBVitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel

The High-Medieval Royal Manor Complex.

Sand-Eriksen, Anette; Nordlie, Erlend. 2020, Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). UIOVitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
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