Search for dissertations about: "genealogies"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the word genealogies.

  1. 1. Från ritualiserad tradition till institutionaliserad religion : Strategier för maktlegitimering på Gotland under järnålder och medeltid

    Author : Torsten Blomkvist; Britt-Mari Näsström; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Religion; Gotland; religion; ritualised tradition; ancestor worship; oral tradition; power; genealogies; legitimacy of power; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; Religion Theology; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; History Of Religions; religionshistoria;

    Abstract : This dissertation has two principal aims. The first is to critically discuss the concept of an ancient Scandinavian religion. The second one is to create, from the terms ritualised tradition and (institutionalised) religion a theory of social change on Gotland during the Late Iron Age and the Middle Ages. READ MORE

  2. 2. Freyr's offspring : Rulers and religion in ancient Svea society

    Author : Olof Sundqvist; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Religion; rulership ideology; ancient Scandinavian religion; Svear; genealogies; legitimacy of power; redistribution system; sacral kingship; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; Religion Theology; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; History Of Religions; religionshistoria;

    Abstract : This study attempts to elucidate the relationship between rulers and religion among the Svear of the Late Iron Age. Previous research has to a large extent followed the paradigm of sacral kingship when interpreting the Scandinavian sources. READ MORE

  3. 3. Inferring transmission dynamics from HIV-1 genealogies

    Author : George Makau Nduva; Systemvirologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; HIV-1; phylogenetics; risk groups; transmission dynamics;

    Abstract : With a national prevalence of 4.9% in the adult population, the HIV-1 epidemic in Kenya is the fifth largest in the world. READ MORE

  4. 4. Markov Chains, Renewal, Branching and Coalescent Processes : Four Topics in Probability Theory

    Author : Andreas Nordvall Lagerås; Thomas Höglund; Ingemar Kaj; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Mathematical statistics; Matematisk statistik; matematisk statistik; Mathematical Statistics;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four papers.In paper 1, we prove central limit theorems for Markov chains under (local) contraction conditions. As a corollary we obtain a central limit theorem for Markov chains associated with iterated function systems with contractive maps and place-dependent Dini-continuous probabilities. READ MORE

  5. 5. Asymptotics, weak convergence and duality in population genetics

    Author : Martina Favero; Henrik Hult; Alison Etheridge; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four papers on asymptotic results and stochastic duality for some processes in mathematical population genetics. The focus is on Wright-Fisher diffusions and coalescent processes, which model, respectively, the evolution of frequencies of genetic types and genealogies in a population,and play a key role in inference on genetic data sets. READ MORE