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Rulership in 1st to 14th century Scandinavia

Royal graves and sites at Avaldsnes and beyond

Edited by: Dagfinn Skre
Open Access

This book discusses the 3rd–11th century developments that led to the formation of the three Scandinavian kingdoms in the Viking Age. Wide-ranging studies of communication routes, regional identities, judicial territories, and royal sites and graves trace a complex trajectory of rulership in these pagan Germanic societies. In the final section, new light is shed on the pinnacle and demise of the Norwegian kingdom in the 13th–14th centuries.

Author Information

Dagfinn Skre, University of Oslo, Norway.


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Audience: Scholars of Nordic history, the Viking Age, and of Scandinavian Studies.