Viking Law and Order

Fleischer, J. (2014), 'Danske kongegrave i europæisk perspektiv', in Danske kongegrave I–III, ed. K. Kryger; Selskabet til Udgivelse af Danske Mindesmærker, Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum. Foote, P. G., ed. (1996–8), Description of the ...

Viking Law and Order

Until very recently Viking and Norse assembly sites were essentially unknown, apart from a few select sites, such as Thingvellir in Iceland. The Vikings are well-known for their violence and pillage, but they also had a well-organised system for political decision-making, legal cases and conflict resolution. Using archaeological evidence, written sources and place-names, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of their legal system and assembly sites, showing that this formed an integral part of Norse culture and identity, to the extent that the assembly institution was brought to all Norse settlements.Sites are analysed through surveys and case studies across Scandinavia, Scotland and the North Atlantic region. The author moves the view of assembly sites away from a functional one to an understanding of the symbolic meaning of these highly ritualised sites, and shows how they were constructed to signify power through monuments and natural features. This original and stimulating study is set not only in the context of the Viking and Norse periods, but also in the wider continental histories of place, assembly and the rhetoric of power.

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Viking Law and Order
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Sanmark Alexandra Sanmark
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-14 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Until very recently Viking and Norse assembly sites were essentially unknown, apart from a few select sites, such as Thingvellir in Iceland. The Vikings are well-known for their violence and pillage, but they also had a well-organised system for political decision-making, legal cases and conflict resolution. Using archaeological evidence, written
Viking-age Ships and Shipbuilding in Hedeby/Haithabu and Schleswig
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Ole Crumlin-Pedersen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Viking Ship Museum

Ships and shipbuilding were important elements of Viking culture and a precondition for trade, warfare and conquest. The important excavations at the Viking towns of Hedeby and Schleswig-Holstein revealed a rich body of finds of wrecks and parts of ships. This is a report on this material and also examines
Merchants, Pirates, and Smugglers
Language: en
Pages: 431
Authors: Thomas Heebøll-Holm, Philipp Höhn, Gregor Rohmann
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-17 - Publisher:

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Det Kongelige Danske videnskabernes selskabs skrifter
Language: da
Pages:
Authors: Thomas Heebøll-Holm, Philipp Höhn, Gregor Rohmann
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1869 - Publisher:

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Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Thomas Heebøll-Holm, Philipp Höhn, Gregor Rohmann
Categories: Electronic journals
Type: BOOK - Published: 1951 - Publisher:

Includes the Transactions of the 15th- annual meetings of the American Association of the History of Medicine, 1939-