Search for dissertations about: "viking age"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 34 swedish dissertations containing the words viking age.

  1. 1. The Viking Way : Religion and War in Late Iron Age Scandinavia

    Author : Neil Price; Martin Carver; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Archaeology; Viking Age; Vikings; Óðinn; seiðr; sorcery; shamanism; warfare; Norse religion; Norse mythology; Sámi; Arkeologi; Archaeology subjects; Arkeologiämnen; arkeologi; Archaeology;

    Abstract : The social role of magic is a prevalent theme of the medieval Icelandic sagas that claim to describe life several centuries earlier in the Viking Age, and indeed also saturates the Eddic poetry that is our primary source for the mythology and cosmology of the time. However, little archaeological or historical research has been done to explore what this aspect of ritual may really have meant to the men and women of late Iron Age Scandinavia. READ MORE

  2. 2. Decolonizing the Viking Age 1

    Author : Fredrik Svanberg; Engelska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; death rituals; burial; grave; society; post-colonial; nationalism; deconstruction; Orientalism.; Arkeologi; Archaeology; community; Scandinavia; Viking Age;

    Abstract : Decolonizing the Viking Age 1 argues that the Scandinavian “Viking Age” can be seen as a system of knowledge constructed in the late 19th century and in its basic structures maintained up to the present day. This system of knowledge was heavily influenced by the nationalistic and evolutionary ideas of its time of making and may be described as a colonialism of the past. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Common Thread, Textile Production during the Late Iron Age and Viking Age

    Author : Eva Andersson; Arkeologi; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Haithabu; Birka; Scania; Viking Age; Late Iron Age; household production; textile valuables; sail cloth; bone needle; loom weight; textile production; spindle whorl; Archaeology; Arkeologi;

    Abstract : The initial aim of the present PhD thesis was to develop the method of classification for textile tools to facilitate the study of textile production in an archaeological context. The thesis consists of five separate projects and a concluding summary. The study covers the late Iron Age, mainly the Viking Period. READ MORE

  4. 4. Outlanders? : Resource colonisation, raw material exploitation and networks in Middle Iron Age Sweden

    Author : Andreas Hennius; Neil Price; Karl-Johan Lindholm; James Barrett; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; outlands; non-agrarian production; resource exploitation; Scandinavia; Iron Age archaeology; pre-viking age; Vendel period; Viking Age; tar production; pitfall hunting; whaling; seasonal production sites; Inmark; Utmark; järnålder; arkeologi; ickeagrar produktion; resursexploatering; Archaeology; Arkeologi;

    Abstract : The Middle Iron Age, around 300–650 CE, was characterised by extensive transformations across many aspects of society in the area of present-day Sweden. Within the central agricultural regions of the southern parts of the country, these changes are evident in a re-organisation of the settlements, renewed burial practices, the building of large-scale monuments, as well as increased militarisation, social stratification and an increase in imported objects. READ MORE

  5. 5. Barshalder 2 : Studies of late Iron Age Gotland

    Author : Martin Rundkvist; Ingmar Jansson; Siv Kristoffersen; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Barshalder; Grötlingbo; Fide; Gotland; cemetery; graves; burial; Iron Age; Roman Iron Age; Migration Period; Vendel Period; Viking Period; landscape history; gender; typology; chronology; seriation; correspondence analysis; social stratification; status; religion; paganism; Christianity; Christianisation; Archaeology subjects; Arkeologiämnen;

    Abstract : The prehistoric cemetery of Barshalder is located along the main road on the boundary between Grötlingbo and Fide parishes, near the southern end of the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. The ceme-tery was used from c. AD 1-1100. READ MORE