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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


Friends of the Gods

Jón Viðar Sigurðsson

in Viking Friendship: The Social Bond in Iceland and Norway, c. 900D1300

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705779
eISBN:
9781501708480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705779.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on Christian thoughts on friendship. Friendship was the most important social tie in the Old Norse society; however, only a fraction of the population, mainly householders and ... More


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