Search for dissertations about: "kingship"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the word kingship.

  1. 1. Kingship in the Early Mesopotamian Onomasticon 2800–2200 BCE

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Jakob Andersson; Uppsala universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Sumerian; Old Akkadian; personal names; onomastic studies; kingship; Assyriologi; Assyriology;

    Abstract : Thousands of Sumerian and Old Akkadian personal names from 3rd millennium BCE Meso-potamia are known and documented. The present study inspects names containing the royal appellatives, Sumerian lugal and Akkadian śarrum. READ MORE

  2. 2. To rede and to rown : Expressions of early Scandinavian kingship in written sources

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Svante Norr; Uppsala universitet.; [1998]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Archaeology; kingship; historical analogy; textual archaeology; written sources; counsel; rune; Arkeologi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Archaeology subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Arkeologiämnen; arkeologi; Archaeology;

    Abstract : The subject of this thesis is early Scandinavian kingship, and the analysis is based on a number of written sources and runic inscriptions. A study of early Germanic kingship focuses primarily on the development of Gothic kingship from the fourth to the sixth century. READ MORE

  3. 3. The World of the Sumerian Mother Goddess An Interpretation of Her Myths

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Therese Rodin; Uppsala universitet.; Högskolan Dalarna.; [2014]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Religionshistoria; History of Religions; Sumerian mother goddess; Mesopotamia; myth; Ninḫursaĝa; Ninmaḫ; Enki; kingship; midwifery; birth-giving; creation; death; sexual intercourse; gender; ideology; contextualization; Kultur; identitet och gestaltning; Culture; Identity and Representations;

    Abstract : The present study is an interpretation of the two myths copied in the Old Babylonian period in which the Sumerian mother goddess is one of the main actors. The first myth is commonly called “Enki and Ninḫursaĝa”, and the second “Enki and Ninmaḫ”. The theoretical point of departure is that myths have society as their referents, i.e. READ MORE

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

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Olof Sundqvist; Uppsala universitet.; [2000]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Religion Theology; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Religionsvetenskap Teologi; History Of Religions; religionshistoria; Religion; rulership ideology; ancient Scandinavian religion; Svear; genealogies; legitimacy of power; redistribution system; sacral kingship; Religionsvetenskap Teologi;

    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

  5. 5. Origins of Kingship Traditions and Symbolism in the Great Lakes Region of Africa

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Universitetsbiblioteket

    Author : Birgitta Farelius; Uppsala universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; interlacustrine; “the religious vision of the world”; the Creator; the first owners of the soil; the white cow; the hammer of smith ; Bigo bya Mugenyi; social stratification; the Bacwezi; the Babiito ideology of statecraft; the Bunyoro centre of creation; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Religion Theology History of religion; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Religionsvetenskap Teologi Religionshistoria;

    Abstract : Considering myth as the bearer of important symbolism with potentials to reveal history, this dissertation undertakes a historical interpretation of kingship traditions and/or myths in the Great Lakes region. While the historical sources describe the cultures of the peoples of the interlacustrine region, this study goes a step further to develop analytic categories using symbolism to interpret and explain the socio-political developments, which previously have been mystified and hence crystallised in theories as the well-known Hamitic theory. READ MORE