DuBois also shows how Norse religion was never a monolithic or static phenomenon.
DuBois also shows how Norse religion was never a monolithic or static phenomenon. Central elements of the cultic traditions of one town might have been strikingly alien to the town in the next valley, not to mention another settlement hundreds of miles away across the ocean. Differences across time might have been even more marked. All of this makes it a bit imprecise to even speak of a unified Norse religion. One of the most fascinating elements of the book is DuBois’s discussions of how Christianity was part of this process.
Thomas A. DuBois is Associate Professor in the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Comparative Literature at. . DuBois is Associate Professor in the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of Finnish Folk Poetry and the Kalevala. Series: The Middle Ages Series. An interesting and eye-opening read overall but those uninterested in Medieval Christianity or looking for an overview of Norse Heathenism might look elsewhere.
The popular image of the Viking as a horn-helmeted berserker plying the ocean in a dragon-headed long boat is firmly fixed in history.
Thomas DuBois unravels for the first time the history of the Nordic religions in the Viking Age and shows how these ancient beliefs and their oral traditions incorporated both a myriad of local beliefs and aspects of foreign religions, most notably Christianity. Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Indigo Better World Books IndieBound. Paperback, 256 pages. Idiosyncratic but interesting. Author Thomas Dubois is an Associate Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington. The idiosyncratic part comes early and often; Dubois makes.
Ideology and Power in the Viking and Middle Ages: Scandinavia, Iceland . The Warrior in Old Norse Religion, Jens Peter Schjodt Chapter Seven.
Ideology and Power in the Viking and Middle Ages: Scandinavia, Iceland, Ireland, Orkney and the Faeroes, Gro Steinsland Chapter One. Origin Myths and Rulership. From the Viking Age Ruler to the Ruler of Medieval Historiography: Continuity, Transformations and Innovations, Gro Steinsland Chapter Two. Kings, Earls and Chieftains. Rulers in Norway, Orkney and Iceland c. 900-1300, Jon Vidar Sigurdsson Chapter Three. Odinn, Valho ll and the Einherjar. Eschatological Myth and Ideology in the Late Viking Period, Anders Hultgard Chapter Eight. DuBois received his P. Nordic Religions in the Viking Age. University of Pennsylvania. ISBN 978-0-8122-1714-8. in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. He taught at the University of Washington from 1990-1999.