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.
Author: Alexander M. Bruce
Category: Literary Criticism
First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
... 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
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.
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
Author: Andre Muceniecks
Publisher: ISD LLC
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.
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
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
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
A comprehensive and comparative study of the prehistory and medieval history of Scandinavia.
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
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.
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
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.
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 '
... 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 ...
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
Author: Alexander R. Rumble
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
"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
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 ...
Category: American literature
A quarterly journal of short articles, notes and reviews.
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 =
Author: Theodoricus (Monachus.)
Publisher: Viking Society for Northern Research Text S.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.