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Shaggy Harald

Bruce Lincoln

in Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines various accounts of how Harald Fairhair became the first sole king of Norway following the death of his father, King Hálfdan. It considers sources such as Theodricus Monachus, ... More


Gyða

Bruce Lincoln

in Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the founding of two states: the unified kingdom of Norway and the anti-monarchic commonwealth of Iceland. To comprehend the way these states described themselves in their moment ... More


The Later Tenth Century: A Turmoil of Warring Princes

Alex Woolf

in From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612338
eISBN:
9780748672165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612338.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter begins with a discussion of Mael Coluim. On the retirement of the aged Constantín son of Áed into religious life in around 943, the kingship of Alba passed to Mael Coluim, the son of his ... More


From Cathedral to Rural Parish: Organs and Organists in Eighteenth-Century Sweden

Kerala J. Snyder

in The Organ as A Mirror of Its Time

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144154
eISBN:
9780199849369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144154.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on organs and organists in 18th-century Sweden. Olof Rudbeck (1630–1702), Harald Vallerius (1646–1716), and Johan Arendt Bellman (1664–1709) were some of the most prominent ... More


The Voltage-Controlled Synthesizer

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144840
eISBN:
9780199849802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144840.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The birth of the transistor in the late 1950s heralded a major turning point in the development of facilities for electronic music. One of the first engineers to grasp the significance of this ... More


Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Bruce Lincoln

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

All groups tell stories about their beginnings. Such tales are oft-repeated, finely wrought, and usually much beloved. Among those institutions most in need of an impressive creation account is the ... More


Ingjald the Wicked

Bruce Lincoln

in Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the story of Ingjald the Wicked, twenty-fourth king in the Yngling dynasty, whose oath serves as typological precedent for the one later used by Harald Fairhair when he was ... More


Conclusions

Bruce Lincoln

in Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book has explored how stories of Harald Fairhair, who ruled as king of a unified Norway from the mid-870s, have been altered as they were told and retold by narrators of different statuses, ... More


Reader Reflects

Bruce Lincoln

in Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In this coda, a reader reflects on Heimskringla and the other comprehensive Kings’ Sagas, as well as their master narrative about the unified monarchic state established by Harald Fairhair as king of ... More


Introduction

Bruce Lincoln

in Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book explores how a state’s foundation story blurs the distinction between history and myth by focusing on the stories of Harald Fairhair, who ruled as king of a unified Norway from the ... More


Rögnvald the Powerful

Bruce Lincoln

in Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on a Heimskringla account of Harald Fairhair’s haircut just after the decisive victory at Hafrsfjörð that made him sole ruler of Norway. In the story, King Harald attended a ... More


Commander Guthorm

Bruce Lincoln

in Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on Heimskringla’s elaborate story of Guthorm, Harald Fairhair’s “kinsman” (frændi) and matrilineal uncle who demonstrated undying support and affection for the Norwegian king. ... More


Ragnhild

Bruce Lincoln

in Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on Ragnhild, the daughter of Sigurð Hart (Sigurð Snake-in-the-Eye) and Thyrni. Sigurð Hart is the son of Ragnar Shaggy-Breeches; both men were semi-legendary Danish kings of the ... More


Dofri the Giant

Bruce Lincoln

in Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on Dofri, a cave-dwelling giant who acts as a foster father of princes and teaches them martial and mystic arts. It considers Dofri as representative of the giants who are ... More


Finding each other in Copenhagen

Finn Aaserud and John L. Heilbron

in Love, Literature, and the Quantum Atom: Niels Bohr’s 1913 Trilogy Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680283
eISBN:
9780191760228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680283.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

On the basis of Bohr’s family correspondence, this chapter describes the background for the relationship between Niels Bohr and Margrethe Nørlund and their engagement in 1910, pointing to the ... More


Niels in Cambridge

Finn Aaserud and John L. Heilbron

in Love, Literature, and the Quantum Atom: Niels Bohr’s 1913 Trilogy Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680283
eISBN:
9780191760228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680283.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Again on the basis of Bohr’s previously unknown correspondence with Margrethe Nørlund and members of his own family, new light is shed both on his life and work in Cambridge (from September 1911 ... More


2012: Carnival of Bunkum

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter comments on 2012, a science fiction disaster adventure film directed by Roland Emmerich and co-written with Harald Kloser. Daniel Pinchbeck, author of 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl ... More


Floral Pathochoreographies: Mime Studies by Harald Kreutzberg, Alfred Döblin, and Jo Mihaly

Lucia Ruprecht

in Gestural Imaginaries: Dance and Cultural Theory in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190659370
eISBN:
9780190659417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659370.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter juxtaposes Kreutzberg’s Drei irre Gestalten (Three Mad Figures) with Alfred Döblin’s expressionist short story “Die Ermordung einer Butterblume” (“The Murder of a Buttercup”) and Jo ... More


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