TitleDoes Size Really Matter?: Scandinavian Aspects of 'Empire', II: The Danish Empire (i)
Date/TimeWednesday 9 July 2014: 14.15-15.45
OrganiserEdward Carlsson Browne, Independent Scholar, Cambridge
Paul Gazzoli, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Kerstin Hundahl, Historiska Institutionen, Lunds universitet
Moderator/ChairKerstin Hundahl, Historiska Institutionen, Lunds universitet
Paper 1223-a Anglo-Saxon Law, Cnut the Great, and Early Norwegian Town Legislation
(Language: English)
Per G. Norseng, Department of Culture & Humanities, Telemark University College
Index Terms: Economics - Urban; Law
Paper 1223-b Cnut's Empire and Norway, 1028-1035: The Coinage Evidence
(Language: English)
Elina Screen, Trinity College, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Numismatics; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1223-c A Danish Attack on England in 1138: A Restoration of Cnut the Great's Empire, or Simply Continental Jitters?
(Language: English)
Thomas Heebøll-Holm, Centre for Medieval Literature, Syddansk Universitet, Odense
Index Terms: Military History; Politics and Diplomacy
AbstractThis strand of six sessions was organised to provide a unified forum for the discussion of Scandinavian history, which last year had been divided into several scattered sessions, some of which conflicted. The second of the six sessions will look at the Danish Empire, the largest Scandinavian empire of the earlier middle ages. The first two papers look at the impact of Cnut the Great's Anglo-Danish Empire in the realms of town law and coinage in 11th-century Norway, while the third will look at the legacy of this empire in the 12th century.