Scyld and Scef

Scyld and Scef

Translation from Sven Aggesen, A Short History of the Kings of Denmark, in The
Works of Sven Aggesen, Twelfth-Century Danish Historian, trans. ... Eric
Christiansen notes the date of Sven's work in the introduction to his edition, p. 26.
26.

Author: Alexander M. Bruce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317944218

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Literary Criticism

All the King s Women Polygyny and Politics in Europe 900 1250

All the King   s Women  Polygyny and Politics in Europe  900   1250

... such as the juridical writings of the canonist and archbishop of Lund, Andreas
Sunesen, who, in his Latin 'paraphrase' of Scanian law also addressed issues de
filiis concubinarum.61 The first 'great dissenter' is Sven Aggesen (~1140–90?)

Author: Jan Rüdiger

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004434578

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 464

In All the King’s Women Jan Rüdiger investigates medieval elite polygyny and its ‘uses’ in Northern Europe with a comparative perspective on England and France as well as Iberia.
Categories: History

Saxo Grammaticus

Saxo Grammaticus

Peter and Birgit Sawyer proposed a didactical division of the Scandinavian
medieval works, according to criteria of political conceptions. Sven Aggesen in
Denmark and the author of the Sverris saga would hold theocratic political
conceptions, ...

Author: Andre Muceniecks

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781942401148

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 966

Denmark of the twelfth to thirteenth centuries was a place of transitions, and this volume analyzes that period through the lens of the Gesta Danorum of Saxo Grammaticus and other sources. The Gesta defends not only hierocratic conceptions but the Danish hegemonic project in the Baltic - which was grounded in the crusade movements, presented in the Gesta through complex language and imagery about a glorious past brought to bear on the thirteenth century. Also channeled are internal tensions, strengthening the monarchic and ecclesiastical institutions.
Categories: History

Handbook of Pre Modern Nordic Memory Studies

Handbook of Pre Modern Nordic Memory Studies

Sven Aggesen also compares the lack of contemporary written monuments in his
Denmark to that which other peoples ... to which the mightiest achievements of
our own kings and chiefs have been consigned” (The works of Sven Aggesen, ...

Author: Jürg Glauser

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110431360

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1152

View: 913

In recent years, the field of Memory Studies has emerged as a key approach in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and has increasingly shown its ability to open new windows on Nordic Studies as well. The entries in this book document the work-to-date of this approach on the pre-modern Nordic world (mainly the Viking Age and the Middle Ages, but including as well both earlier and later periods). Given that Memory Studies is an ever expanding critical strategy, the approximately eighty contributors in this volume also discuss the potential for future research in this area. Topics covered range from texts to performance to visual and other aspects of material culture, all approached from within an interdisciplinary framework. International specialists, coming from such relevant fields as archaeology, mythology, history of religion, folklore, history, law, art, literature, philology, language, and mediality, offer assessments on the relevance of Memory Studies to their disciplines and show it at work in case studies. Finally, this handbook demonstrates the various levels of culture where memory had a critical impact in the pre-modern North and how deeply embedded the role of memory is in the material itself.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge History of Scandinavia

The Cambridge History of Scandinavia

For one thing Absalon is not so prominent a figure in Sven's account as he is in
Saxo's.4 Saxo set to work before 1202 ... using Roman and medieval history-
writing as models.6 Like Sven Aggesen he starts his history with a legendary king
, ...

Author: Knut Helle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521472997

Category: History

Page: 892

View: 376

A comprehensive and comparative study of the prehistory and medieval history of Scandinavia.
Categories: History

The Empire of Cnut the Great

The Empire of Cnut the Great

See Christiansen, The Works of Sven Aggesen, Twelfth-Century Danish Historian
(London: Viking Society, 1992), 31–47 & 86–102 for an edition of the text with
detailed commentary. 1 I reject the suggestion of I. Howard, Swein Forkbeard's ...

Author: Timothy Bolton

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004166707

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 807

Drawing on a wide range of types of evidence this book offers a fresh impression of the a ~empirea (TM) built by King Cnut (1016a "1035) in England and Scandinavia, and offers insights into contemporary developments in the conceptions of this new dominion.
Categories: History

Scandinavian History in the Viking Age

Scandinavian History in the Viking Age

Historical works Major historical works expanding the chronicles began to be
composed in the second half of the twelfth century, and are for the Viking age two
names dominate. Sven Aggesen The Danish nobleman Sven Aggesen is known
 ...

Author: Martin Syrett

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113477405

Category: Northmen

Page: 139

View: 576

Categories: Northmen

Beowulf and Lejre

Beowulf and Lejre

Author: John D. Niles

Publisher: Mrts

ISBN: IND:30000124270335

Category: History

Page: 495

View: 453

Tradition places the main action of this Old English poem at Lejre, Zealand (Denmark), and excavations there 1986-88 and 2004-05 have revealed a succession of great halls dated from the middle sixth to the late tenth centuries, and very similar to the one described in eight-century poem. Archaeologists, historians, and literary scholars consider the implications.
Categories: History

Denmark

Denmark

Author: LeeAnn Iovanni

Publisher: Oxford, England : Clio Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105024864386

Category: Danemark - Bibliographie

Page: 277

View: 919

Categories: Danemark - Bibliographie

Mediaeval Scandinavia

Mediaeval Scandinavia

S2 Sven Aggesen ' s only commentary on Sven ' s death in his Brevis Historia
Regum Dacie , probably written shortly ... This is of course not surprising in the
case of Adam , since he finished his work towards 1075 and the legend of Sven '
s ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012152735

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page:

View: 874

Categories: Civilization, Medieval

Holy Vikings

Holy Vikings

... and claims that Archbishop Sven had predicted that God would scourge the
Danes after Knútr ' s death so as to move ... the “ orthodox ” interpretation of
Danish history expressed in the Odense literature and the works of Sven
Aggesen and ...

Author: Carl Phelpstead

Publisher: Mrts

ISBN: UOM:39015069037136

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

View: 638

Categories: Literary Criticism

The Reign of Cnut

The Reign of Cnut

1140 ) , 21 Sven Aggesen ' s Compendiosa regum Daniae Historia ( probably
written in 1188 ) , 22 and Saxo Grammaticus ' s Danorum regum heroumque
Historia ( c . 1200 ) , 23 represent the emergence in the twelfth century of the
Danish ...

Author: Alexander R. Rumble

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015032591615

Category: History

Page: 341

View: 460

"The reign of King Cnut is here reassessed in the light of modern advances in the application of numismatic, literary, documentary and onomastic evidence to historical studies. Demonstrating that 'national' histories must be placed in their European context, this collection of studies adopts both an interdisciplinary and an international approach to examine the figure of Cnut as ruler not only of England (1016-35) but also of Denmark and Norway." "How did Cnut's experience and obligations as king of one country influence his actions as ruler of others? Were his policies consistent or purely pragmatic? What were the economic and social effects of his rule? The studies in this collection serve to illuminate the various influences that operated on Cnut as king and also to explain some of his own actions in a fresh way. It includes both studies of particular types of evidence (charters, coins, runic inscriptions, skaldic verse, relics, names) and of the political policies and events of his rule as overlord of different dominions. It aims not only to inform but also to stimulate further study."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: History

American Notes Queries

American Notes Queries

The Works of Sven Aggesen . Trans . Eric Christiansen . London : Viking Soc . for
Northern Research , 1992 . 48–74 . Tolkien , J. R. R. The Lost Road and Other
Writings : Language and Legend before the Lord of the Rings . Ed . Christopher ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822030087704

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 700

A quarterly journal of short articles, notes and reviews.
Categories: American literature

An Account of the Ancient History of the Norwegian Kings

An Account of the Ancient History of the Norwegian Kings

Sven Aggesen , Brevis Historia Regum Dacie . 1917 – 1922 . Ed . M . Cl . Gertz .
SmhDmæ . I , 94 – 141 . Trans . E . Christiansen 1992 . The works of Sven
Aggesen . Viking Society for Northern Research . Text series 9 . Sverris saga =
Sverris ...

Author: Theodoricus (Monachus.)

Publisher: Viking Society for Northern Research Text S.

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029040693

Category: Kings and rulers

Page: 144

View: 821

Categories: Kings and rulers

The Battle of Hastings 1066

The Battle of Hastings  1066

Sven Aggesen , Lex Castrensis , in Scriptores Minores ed . Gertz , i . 64 - 92 ;
trans . E . Christiansen , The Works of Sven Aggesen ( London , 1992 ) , pp . 31 -
43 . Symeon of Durham , Historia Regum , in Symeonis Monachi Opera Omnium
 ...

Author: Michael Kenneth Lawson

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: IND:30000101938524

Category: History

Page: 319

View: 458

1066 remains the most evocative date in English history, when Harold was defeated by William the Conqueror and England changed overnight from Saxon to Norman rule. It has long been believed that, according to the Bayeux Tapestry, Harold was shot in the eye by an arrow. M. K. Lawson argues that the tapestry was badly restored in the 19th century, and that we should not necessarily believe what we see. He goes to sources that depict the tapestry before that restoration and reveals some breathtaking insights which will revolutionize the way we view both the battle and the death of England’s last Saxon king.
Categories: History

Norsemen in the Viking Age

Norsemen in the Viking Age

This book is a lively introduction to Norsemen in the period 750-1050. Without dismissing stereotypes of aggressive, warmongering Vikings, Eric Christiansen shows how Nordic peoples responded to hostile environments at home and overseas.

Author: Eric Christiansen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470692769

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 818

This history of the Nordic peoples in the period 750-1050 focuses on their homelands and colonies, demonstrating the fluidity and incoherence of the world in which they lived. Considers the Nordic peoples in Viking times without undue recourse to developmental theories. Guides readers through some of the scholarly controversies surrounding these peoples. Illustrated by reference to runic, poetic and archaeological evidence.
Categories: History

Aspects of Female Existence

Aspects of Female Existence

In the brief History of Denmark by Sven Aggesen Estrid is of no interest . The
main purpose of this work is to mobilize the people to defend their legitimate king
, their patria , against the Germans . In this context Estrid is superfluous , she is
only ...

Author: Birte Carlé

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000420928

Category: Social history

Page: 146

View: 667

Categories: Social history

Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Author: Joseph Reese Strayer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002851518

Category: Middle Ages

Page:

View: 134

Arranged alphabetically, this volume contains articles on various aspects of life in the Middle Ages, from A.D. 500 to 1500 and covering a geographic area including the Latin West, the Slavic world, Asia Minor, the lands of the caliphate in the East, and the Muslim-Christian areas of North Africa.
Categories: Middle Ages

A Journey to the Promised Land

A Journey to the Promised Land

Its similarity to the contemporary works of Danish history , the Gesta Danorum of
Saxo Grammaticus and the Brevis historia regum Dacie of Sven Aggesen , has
been noted before . But whether we can speak of a Danish patriotism pervading ...

Author: Karen Skovgaard-Petersen

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 8772897147

Category: Religion

Page: 84

View: 199

Towards the end of the 1190s a Norwegian canon - his name is unknown - composed a dramatic account of the Danish-Norwegian expedition which, as part of the so-called Third Crusade, had left for Jerusalem some years earlier. Since 1187 the city had been in Muslim hands, and the Danish and Norwegian travellers set out to join in the liberation of the city. They came too late to fight, however, since a peace arrangement had been agreed upon by the Christian and Muslim leaders. In spite of this the canon makes the most of the heroic nature of the enterprise, drawing upon a series of literary and theological themes used in connection with crusading in the twelfth century.
Categories: Religion