Lay Belief in Norse Society 1000 1350

Lay Belief in Norse Society  1000 1350

Focuses on the complex and diversified nature of lay belief in medieval Norse society. This work suggests that laypeople had a firm belief in life after death - with all central rituals and beliefs seen as a means to this end.

Author: Arnved Nedkvitne

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum

ISBN: MINN:31951P01075457V

Category: History

Page: 401

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Focuses on the complex and diversified nature of lay belief in medieval Norse society. This work suggests that laypeople had a firm belief in life after death - with all central rituals and beliefs seen as a means to this end.
Categories: History

Cross and Scepter

Cross and Scepter

... Danmarks middelalderlige prædigen (Copenhagen: Gad, 1969); and Arnved
Nedkvitne, Lay Belief in Norse Society, 10001350 (Copenhagen: Museum
Tusculanum Press, 2009). Haki Antonsson, St. Magnús of Orkney: A
Scandinavian ...

Author: Sverre Bagge

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691169088

Category: History

Page: 336

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Christianity and European-style monarchy—the cross and the scepter—were introduced to Scandinavia in the tenth century, a development that was to have profound implications for all of Europe. Cross and Scepter is a concise history of the Scandinavian kingdoms from the age of the Vikings to the Reformation, written by Scandinavia's leading medieval historian. Sverre Bagge shows how the rise of the three kingdoms not only changed the face of Scandinavia, but also helped make the territorial state the standard political unit in Western Europe. He describes Scandinavia’s momentous conversion to Christianity and the creation of church and monarchy there, and traces how these events transformed Scandinavian law and justice, military and administrative organization, social structure, political culture, and the division of power among the king, aristocracy, and common people. Bagge sheds important new light on the reception of Christianity and European learning in Scandinavia, and on Scandinavian history writing, philosophy, political thought, and courtly culture. He looks at the reception of European impulses and their adaptation to Scandinavian conditions, and examines the relationship of the three kingdoms to each other and the rest of Europe, paying special attention to the inter-Scandinavian unions and their consequences for the concept of government and the division of power. Cross and Scepter provides an essential introduction to Scandinavian medieval history for scholars and general readers alike, offering vital new insights into state formation and cultural change in Europe.
Categories: History

Understanding Medieval Liturgy

Understanding Medieval Liturgy

... thirteenth century when preaching to lay people became a consolidated
practice; arnved nedkvitne, Lay Belief in Norse Society 10001350 (Copenhagen
: Museum tusculanum Press, 2009), 52–53. However, the earlier dating is
maintained ...

Author: Helen Gittos

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134797608

Category: History

Page: 352

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This book provides an introduction to current work and new directions in the study of medieval liturgy. It focuses primarily on so-called occasional rituals such as burial, church consecration, exorcism and excommunication rather than on the Mass and Office. Recent research on such rites challenges many established ideas, especially about the extent to which they differed from place to place and over time, and how the surviving evidence should be interpreted. These essays are designed to offer guidance about current thinking, especially for those who are new to the subject, want to know more about it, or wish to conduct research on liturgical topics. Bringing together scholars working in different disciplines (history, literature, architectural history, musicology and theology), time periods (from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries) and intellectual traditions, this collection demonstrates the great potential that liturgical evidence offers for understanding many aspects of the Middle Ages. It includes essays that discuss the practicalities of researching liturgical rituals; show through case studies the problems caused by over-reliance on modern editions; explore the range of sources for particular ceremonies and the sort of questions which can be asked of them; and go beyond the rites themselves to investigate how liturgy was practised and understood in the medieval period.
Categories: History

The Church in Fourteenth Century Iceland

The Church in Fourteenth Century Iceland

Lay Belief in Norse Society 10001350. Copenhagen: Museum Tuscalanum
Press, 2009. Nicholas, David. The Northern Lands: Germanic Europe, C. 1270–C
. 1500. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Netterstrøm, Jeppe Büchert and
Bjørn ...

Author: Erika Sigurdson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004301566

Category: History

Page: 218

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In The Church in Fourteenth-Century Iceland, Erika Sigurdson offers an account of the fourteenth-century Icelandic Church, and the development of an elite beneficed clergy after the ecclesiastical reforms of the late thirteenth century.
Categories: History