Session215
TitleScandinavia in Europe, II: 'Otherness' Within?
Date/TimeMonday 3 July 2017: 14.15-15.45
 
Sponsor'Creating the New North' Research Programme, Universitetet i Tromsø - Norges arktiske universitet
 
OrganiserLars Ivar Hansen, Institutt for arkeologi, historie, religionsvitenskap og teologi, Universitetet i Tromsø - Norges Arktiske Universitet
 
Moderator/ChairRune Blix Hagen, Institutt for arkeologi, historie, religionsvitenskap og teologi, Universitetet i Tromsø - Norges arktiske universitet
 
Paper 215-a 'Otherness' in Conflict: The Blurred Line of Enmity in the Norwegian 'Civil Wars'
(Language: English)
Hilde Andrea Nysether, Institutt for arkeologi, konservering og historie, Universitetet i Oslo
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 215-b 'No matter what section they are charged with': The 'Other' in Scandinavian Law
(Language: English)
Miriam Tveit, Fakultet for Samfunnsvitenskap, Nord Universitet, Bodø
Index Terms: Law; Mentalities
Paper 215-c Within You, Without You?: Approaches to the 'Other' in High Medieval Expansion in the Far North
(Language: English)
Stefan Figenschow, Institutt for arkeologi, historie, religionsvitenskap og teologi, Universitetet i Tromsø - Norges arktiske universitet
Index Terms: Crusades; Demography; Mentalities; Politics and Diplomacy
 
AbstractNorth- and eastward expansion of Scandinavian state authority in the 13th and 14th centuries brought contact with many 'others', and there were different strategies regarding if and how to integrate these 'others' in the expanding realms. Scandinavian legislation defined the 'other' in terms of foreign traders and inhabitants, and regulated their status within set jurisdictions, but the laws also tackled the 'other within' in terms of the legal status of the non-Norse population as well as socially excluded groups. Many early book illustrations emphasize the otherness of Sámi culture compared to European culture. Woodcuts of Sámi culture will be discussed according to theories of 'othering' and genres of travel literature.