H 245 x W 175 mm
Illustrated throughout (14 plates in colour)
Published Oct 2017
Edited by Stian Suppersberger Hamre
Seven articles discuss different aspects of immigration and foreign influences in medieval Norway, from the viewpoint of different academic disciplines. The book will give the reader an insight into how the population of medieval Norway interacted with the surrounding world, how and by whom it was influenced, and how the population was composed.
Introduction (Stian Suppersberger Hamre); Who were they? Steps towards an archaeological understanding of newcomers and settlers in early medieval Trondheim, Norway (Axel Christophersen); The population in Norway, a long history of heterogeneity (Stian Suppersberger Hamre); Foreigners in High Medieval Norway: images of immigration in chronicles and kings’ sagas, twelfth and thirteenth centuries (Thomas Foerster); The universal and the local: religious houses as cultural nodal points in medieval Norway (Synnøve Myking); Foreign envoys and resident Norwegians in the Late Middle Ages – a cultural clash? (Erik Opsahl); Scandinavian immigrants in late medieval England: sources, problems and patterns (Bart Lambert)