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Cross and Scepter: The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation

Sverre Bagge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169088
eISBN:
9781400850105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169088.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

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. This ... More


The Origins of the Scandinavian Kingdoms

Sverre Bagge

in Cross and Scepter: The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169088
eISBN:
9781400850105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169088.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the origins of the Scandinavian kingdoms, beginning with a discussion of early Scandinavian society. The history of Scandinavia goes back to the first settlements which date ... More


Scandinavian State Formation 900–1537: Break and Continuity

Sverre Bagge

in Cross and Scepter: The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169088
eISBN:
9781400850105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169088.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This concluding chapter discusses the process of state formation in the three Scandinavian kingdoms between 900 and 1537. It shows that the Scandinavian political units formed by the end of the ... More


The Consolidation of the Scandinavian Kingdoms, c. 1050–1350

Sverre Bagge

in Cross and Scepter: The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169088
eISBN:
9781400850105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169088.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the consolidation of the Scandinavian kingdoms during the period 1050–1350. It begins with a discussion of dynastic continuity and the rules of succession in Denmark, Norway, ... More


The Later Middle Ages: Agrarian Crisis, Constitutional Conflicts, and Scandinavian Unions

Sverre Bagge

in Cross and Scepter: The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169088
eISBN:
9781400850105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169088.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the socioeconomic and political consequences of the agrarian crisis triggered by the Black Death and how the Black Death was related to the dynastic unions during the later ... More


Introduction

Sverre Bagge

in Cross and Scepter: The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169088
eISBN:
9781400850105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169088.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book charts the rise of three Scandinavian kingdoms—Denmark, Norway, and Sweden—from the tenth century until the end of the Kalmar Union and the introduction of the Reformation in the early ... More


State Formation, Social Change, and the Division of Power

Sverre Bagge

in Cross and Scepter: The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169088
eISBN:
9781400850105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169088.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines state formation, social change, and the division of power in the Scandinavian kingdoms, focusing in particular on the degree of bureaucratization in general and the extent to ... More


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