Rulership in 1st to 14th century Scandinavia
Skre, Dagfinn (editor)
This book discusses the 3rd–11th century developments that led to the formation of the three Scandinavian kingdoms in the Viking Age. Wide-ranging studies of communication routes, regional identities, judicial territories, and royal sites and graves trace a complex trajectory of rulership in these pagan Germanic societies. In the final section, new light is shed on the pinnacle and demise of the Norwegian kingdom in the 13th–14th centuries.
KeywordsEarly kingship Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia Germanic societies
Publication date and placeBerlin/Boston, 2020
SeriesErgänzungsbände zum Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde, 114
Ancient history: to c 500 CE