Session1623
TitleDoes Size Really Matter?: Scandinavian Aspects of 'Empire', V: New Approaches to Norwegian History
Date/TimeThursday 10 July 2014: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserEdward Carlsson Browne, Independent Scholar, Cambridge
Paul Gazzoli, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Kerstin Hundahl, Historiska Institutionen, Lunds universitet
 
Moderator/ChairIan Peter Grohse, Institutt for arkeologi, historie, religionsvitenskap og teologi, Universitetet i Tromsø - Norges Arktiske Universitet
 
Paper 1623-a Håkon the Good Reconsidered: A Comparative Approach
(Language: English)
Paul Gazzoli, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Latin; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1623-b The Baltic Frontier: Why No Norwegian Crusade in the Baltic?
(Language: English)
Pål Berg Svenungsen, Institutt for arkeologi, historie, kultur- og religionsvitenskap, Universitetet i Bergen
Index Terms: Crusades; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1623-c 'It's not how big it is, it's what you do with it': Narrative Differences between the Shorter and Longer Versions of Böglunga sögur
(Language: English)
Edward Carlsson Browne, Independent Scholar, Cambridge
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Politics and Diplomacy
 
Abstract This 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 fifth of the six sessions will examine questions particularly relating to Norway as it found itself caught between different empires in the earlier middle ages and later developed an empire of its own. The first paper will compare Frankish imperial influence in 9th-century Denmark with possible English influence in 10th-century Norway. The second will examine Norwegian participation (or lack thereof) in the Baltic where other Scandinavian powers were building empires. The third will address differences between two versions of an undervalued text for the understanding of Norwegian history.