Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Remembering and Forgetting Pagan Kings of the Danes in the Eleventh Century. Diverging Choices Within an Early Christian Dynasty

Abstract : In eleventh-century Denmark, the memory of the pagan kings of the Danes of the previous centuries was treated in many different ways: practices and choices of oral and written memory, oblivion and reinterpretations can be identified. We illustrate those varied strategies in three main contexts: oblivion, as exemplified by the work of Ailnoth; the use (or lack of use) of genealogy in the reign of Knud the Great and his sons; reinterpretations of past reigns by King Svend Estridsen, as described in the work of Adam of Bremen.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [101 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://hal-normandie-univ.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02145602
Contributor : Alban Gautier Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 3:21:16 PM
Last modification on : Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 7:37:15 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Monday, February 17, 2020 - 1:36:43 PM

File

SJH-Remembering.pdf
Publisher files allowed on an open archive

Identifiers

Citation

Alban Gautier. Remembering and Forgetting Pagan Kings of the Danes in the Eleventh Century. Diverging Choices Within an Early Christian Dynasty. Scandinavian Journal of History, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2021, 46 (3), pp.285-303. ⟨10.1080/03468755.2019.1622280⟩. ⟨hal-02145602⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

137

Files downloads

74