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dc.contributor.authorOlsson, Stefan
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-04 09:56:50
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T08:58:36Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T08:58:36Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier1007175
dc.identifier.issn2002-4606;0562-1070
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/22986
dc.description.abstract"The aim of this book is to investigate the taking and giving of hostages in peace processes during the Viking Age and early Middle Ages in Scandinavia and adjacent areas. Scandinavia has been absent in previous research about hostages from the perspectives of legal and social history, which has mostly focused on Antiquity (the Roman Empire), Continental Germanic cultures, such as the Merovingian realm, and Anglo-Saxon England. The examples presented are from confrontations between Scandinavians and other peoples in which the hostage giving and taking was displayed as a ritual act and thus became symbolically important. Hostages were a vital part of the peace processes and used as resources by both sides in the ‘areas of communication’ within the ‘areas of confrontation’. Literary texts as well as runic inscriptions, picture stones, place names, and personal names are used as source material."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStockholm Studies in Comparative Religion
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRA Religion: general::HRAX History of religion
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNL Schools::JNLR Faith (religious) schools
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::L Law::LA Jurisprudence & general issues::LAZ Legal history
dc.subject.otherScandinavia
dc.subject.otherRitual acts
dc.subject.otherHostage giving and taking
dc.subject.otherAreas of communication
dc.subject.otherFosterage
dc.subject.otherHistory of religions
dc.titleThe Hostages of the Northmen
dc.title.alternativeFrom the Viking Age to the Middle Ages
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.16993/bba
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy8137467e-e537-45b2-b1c8-94fc2574b729
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameStockholm University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.stockholmuniversitypress.se/
oapen.relation.isbn9789176351079; 9789176351055; 9789176351062
oapen.series.number6
oapen.pages398
oapen.place.publicationStockholm


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