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Gods and humans in medieval Scandinavia : retying the bonds

Author: Jonas Wellendorf
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 103.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study shows some of the ways in which medieval Scandinavians received and re-interpreted pre-Christian religion.
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Wellendorf, Jonas
Gods and Humans in Medieval Scandinavia : Retying the Bonds
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonas Wellendorf
ISBN: 9781108677530 1108677533
OCLC Number: 1030817531
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (222 p.)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series information; Title page; Copyright information; Epigraph; Table of contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 Retying the Bonds; Overturning the Old Gods; Responses to Demonization; Theologia tripertita: The Three Parts of Theology; The Bonds; Chapter 2 The Hierarchy of Disbeliefs in Antipagan Polemics; The Wisdom of Solomon; Nachor's Speech in Barlaams saga; The Applicability of the Hierarchical Model to Norse Materials; Chapter 3 Universalist Aspirations in Hauksbók; From Exhortation to Historicization; Manuscript Context; Universal Pagan Gods Chapter 4 The Byzantine Gods of Saxo GrammaticusDoctrine; Practice; The Upper Story; Chapter 5 Gods and Humans in the Prose Edda; Interpretations and Valorizations; Demonology; Analogy; The Edda Prologue in Codex Wormianus; Epilogue: Óðinn and Odysseus; Notes; 1 Retying the Bonds; 2 The Hierarchy of Disbeliefs in Antipagan Polemics; 3 Universalist Aspirations in Hauksbók; 4 The Byzantine Gods of Saxo Grammaticus; 5 Gods and Humans in the Prose Edda; Epilogue: Óðinn and Odysseus; Bibliography; Editions and Translations; Secondary Sources; Index
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 103.
Responsibility: Jonas Wellendorf.

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The first monograph in English on the medieval Scandinavian reception and re-interpretation of pre-Christian Scandinavian religion. Contextualizes the canonical Prose Edda by drawing on a range of  Read more...

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