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The Mead of Poetry: Old Norse Poetry as a Mind-Altering Substance

Hannah Burrows

in Distributed Cognition in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474438131
eISBN:
9781474465236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438131.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the Old Norse myth of the mead of poetry in light of the distributed cognition hypothesis. It explains how Norse skaldic poetry scaffolds various cognitive processes, and then ... More


Viking Law and Order: Places and Rituals of Assembly in the Medieval North

Alexandra Sanmark

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402293
eISBN:
9781474435260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402293.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Until very recently Viking Age and Old Norse assembly (thing) sites were essentially unknown, apart from a few select sites, such as Thingvellir in Iceland. The Vikings are well-known for their ... More


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