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Old Norse religion in long-term perspectives : origins, changes, and interactions : an international conference in Lund, Sweden, June 3-7, 2004

Author: Anders Andrén; Kristina Jennbert; Catharina Raudvere
Publisher: Lund : Nordic Academic Press, 2006.
Series: Vägar till Midgård, 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Consisting of more than 70 papers written by scholars concerned with pre-Christian Norse religion, the articles discuss subjects such as archaeology, art history, historical archaeology, history, history of ideas, theological history, literature, onomastics, Scandinavian languages, and Scandinavian studies. The interdisciplinary aim of the book brings together text-based and material-based researchers to improve  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
konferenser
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anders Andrén; Kristina Jennbert; Catharina Raudvere
ISBN: 9789187121159 9187121158 9789185509836 9185509833
OCLC Number: 787843021
Description: 1 online resource (416 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The conference and its context; Old Norse religion; Can archaeologists study prehistoric cosmology?; Narrative worlds, human environments, and poets; The case of Bragi; Centrality in Old Norse mental landscapes; A world of stone; Bound animal bodies; The imperative way; Homogeneity and heterogeneity in Old Norse cosmology; The gendering of death in eddic cosmology; The Askr and Embla myth in a comparative perspective; The edges of the Old Norse world-view; Hanging on the world tree; Rituals, witnesses, and sagas; Iron in the making - Technology and symbolism; The origins of Old Norse ritual and religion in European perspective; How to sort out ritual from context of practice; Escaping the allure of meaning; Myth and metallurgy; Humans and gods interacting at Augusta Treverorum in Late Antiquity; Performing death; The Roman Iron Age in perspectives and perceptions; Harnessing the hunger; Wolves, serpents, and birds; The horse and its role in Icelandic burial practices, mythology, and society; The heroised dead; Cemeteries and ritual meals; The universe container; Scandinavian burial rites on the southern Baltic coast; Grinding processes and reproductive metaphors; Spinning seidr; The concept of shamanism in Old Norse religion from a sociological point of view; What's in a name?; Bridging mythology and belief; Ornaments, ornamentation, and female gender; Among trees, bones, and stones; My home is my castle; Ancient building cults; Odin and Mithras; Thor's hammer in Norway; The temple in Rhetra-Riedegost; Parchim-Loddigsee - late Slavonic temple and trading site; Pre-Christian cult at Arkona; Rituals and power; Ritual building and ritual space; The Uppakra beaker; Guldgubber; Myth and the psychology of memory; Theories, explanatory models and terminology; Poetry and Practice; Where does Old Norse religion end?; Archaeology and sacrifice; Misconceptions concerning paganism and folklore in medieval art; Voluspa and the tree of life; On wind and waves; Potentialities of Loki; Love among gods and men; Past memories; Ancient mounds for new graves; What shall we do with Reinaert the Fox?; Heroes, kings, and gods; The advent of the esteemed horseman-sovereign; The use and abuse of Old Norse religion; Kings, cowpies, and creation; The "Allgermanische Heidnische Front" and Old Norse religion; The organism within; From queen to sorcerer; Drudgery dwarf; The measures of Old Norse religion in long-term perspective.
Series Title: Vägar till Midgård, 8.
Responsibility: Anders Andrén, Kristina Jennbert & Catharina Raudvere (eds).

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