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Kings and Warriors in Early North-West Europe.


Kings and Warriors in Early North-West Europe

Edited by Jan Erik Rekdal and Charles Doherty

Four Courts Press


480 pages




Participants in the 2012/13 research project The Representation of the Warrior in Relation to the King in the European Middle Ages (600-1200) present their findings. They explore three distinct areas--the Celtic world of Ireland and Wales, the Norse world, and the world of Anglo-Saxon England--in which a pre-Christian past lived on in the literature after the adoption of Christianity. The topics include living with war: poets and the Welsh experience c. 600-1300, the medieval king: Christian king and fearless warrior, the low men on the totem pole: warriors and rulers in Old Norse texts from c. 1200. and the role and identity of the warrior: self-reflection and awareness in Old Norse literature and social spaces. Distributed in the US by ISBS. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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