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Nordic History - Spring 2010

Course I. Prehistoric and Medieval Scandinavia

Lecturers:
PhD. Maria Petersson, National Heritage Board, Linköping
PhD. Göran Tagesson, National Heritage Board, Linköping
PhD. Sofia Gustafsson University of Linköping
PhD Marie Clark Nelson, University of Linköping

w. 4
27/2, 13.15-15, Introduction

w. 5
Historical methods and the Study of History           Marie
2/2, 10-12
     History in Scandinavia
     Historical problems
     Historical sources

4/2, 13,15-15
     Branches of history (sub-disciplines??)
     Theories and methods

w. 6
11/2 10.00-12.00
Archeological method and theory 1 h
     Dating
     Excavation methods
     Surveying
     Interpretation
     Recent theoretical approaches

Stone Age and Early Bronze Age 1 h                    Maria
    Hunters and gatherers
    The introduction of farming
    Bronze Age society

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15/2 10.00-12.00
Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age 2 h               Maria
     The farm
     Everyday life (food, clothes, houses, work, family structure etc)
     Gender
     Social organization
     Ritual life (burial, beliefs, sacrifices)
     Trade and exchange
     Landscape archaeology
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19/2 10.00-12.00                                     Göran
Vikings
    Raids and Trade
    Runes
    early states
    from paganism to christian belief
    ships and colonizations etc.………



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22/2 10.00-12.00                                     Maria
Late Iron Age including Viking age, new aspects
     the transition (from Early to Late Iron Age)
     central places
     beliefs and ritual expressions
     everyday life
     social structure

26/2 10.00-12.00                                     Sofia
The Middle Ages
    structures of power
    the Nordic union
    medieval towns
    the Hansa and the Nordic countries

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1/3 10.00-12.00                                      Göran
13.00-15.00
Historical archaeology
     Methods, history and archaeology
     Urban archaeology, spatial analysis
     Death and burial, material culture

5/3 10.00-12.00                                      Sofia
Seminar 1 h
Medieval society 1 h
    social structure
    legal development
    gender


Literature: 1000 pages, the compulsory texts marked * and approximately 100 pp from one of
the sections named ―further reading‖.
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Examination: Examination will be in the form of a paper based on further reading from one of
the areas above. Your paper should, as much as possible, consider the following questions.
The length should be about (max. 8 000 characters).
     What different sources are used? (E.g. archaeology, written sources and maps,
        ethnographic comparisons?)
     What different methods are used?
     How do the authors interpret their sources?
     What theoretical approaches are used? Are they explicit?
     What about the relationship between archaeology and written sources? And on which
        does the author mostly rely on?
Your paper is due on March 8. Please submit by e-post to Marie C. Nelson
(marie.c.nelson@liu.se)
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    Literature

    Historical methods
*Burke, Peter, Histry and Social Theory. Second edition, pp. 21-38.

*Tosh, John with Seán Lans, The Pursuit of History: Aims, methods and new directions in the
study of modern history, pp. 115-131.

*Iggers, Georg, Historiography in the Twentieth Century: From Scientific Objectivity to the
Postmodern Challenge, 101-117.

       Prehistory

            o Stone Age and Bronze Age

*Kaliff, A. 2007. Scenes from the prehistory of Sweden. A brief overview. A.Kaliff (ed).
Archaeology in the East and the West. Papers presented at the Sino-Swedish archaeology
forum in September 2005. p. 37 – 50.

*Andersson, M. 2007. The first Neolithic concept. A.Kaliff (ed). Archaeology in the East and
the West. Papers presented at eh Sino-Swedish archaeology forum in September 2005. p. 117
- 142.

            o Iron Age (including Viking Age)

*Jörgensen, L. Storgaard, B & Gebaur, L. (eds). 2003. The spoils of victory. p. 12 – 42, 106 –
174, 194 – 208, 224 – 238.

*Skre, D. 1999. Aristocratic dominion and landownership in Norway 200 – 1100 AD. C.
Fabech & J. Ringtvedt (eds). Settlement and Landscape. Proceedings of a conference in
Århus, Denmark, May 4 – 7 1998. Aarhus. p.415 – 422.

*Almås, R. (ed). Norwegian Agricultural history. 2004 p. 14 – 126.

*Svanberg, F. 2003. Decolonizing the Viking Age. p. VILKA SIDOR????

Andrén, A., Jennbert, K. & Raudvere, C. (eds). 2006. Old Norse religion in long-term
perspectives. Origins changes and interactions. p. 11-21, 86-91, 141-146, 179 – 183, 206 –
211, 234 – 237, 243 – 253, 298 – 302, 308 – 312, 363 – 368.

            o Further reading

Arcini, C. 2007. Reconstruction daily life in past populations. A.Kaliff (ed). Archaeology in
the East and the West. Papers presented at eh Sino-Swedish archaeology forum in September
2005. p. 261 – 274.

Bårdseth, 2009. Wood used as building material. T. Brattli (ed). The 58th International
Sachsen symposium 1 – 5 September 2007. Trondheim. p. 101 – 109.

Evt några av artiklarna i Old Norse Religion.
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Renfew, C & Bahn, P. 1996. Archaeology.

    Viking age
*From Viking to Crusader. 1—222 pp.
Svanberg, Fredrik. 2000. Decolonizing the Viking age. 150 pp.

            o Further reading
Staecker, J. 1997. Legends and Mysteries. Reflections on the Evidence for the Early Mission
   in Scandinavia. Visions of the Past. Trends and Traditions in Swedish Medieval
   Archaeology. Andersson, Carelli & Ersgård (Ed.).
Öiye, I. Norwegian Agricultural History. Medieval history.

    Historical archaeology
* Sawyer & Sawyer Medieval Scandinavia. 265 pp.

           o Further reading:
           o Method
*Andersson, Hans. 1997. Tradition and Renewal. Visions of the Past. Trends and Traditions
   in Swedish Medieval Archaeology. Andersson, Carelli & Ersgård (Ed.). pp.11—22.
Eriksdotter, Gunhild. 1997. The Stratigraphy of Buildings. Examples of the Methodology of
   Buildings Archaeology. Visions of the Past. Trends and Traditions in Swedish Medieval
   Archaeology. Andersson, Carelli & Ersgård (Ed.). pp. 741—762.
Heimdahl, Jens, Menander, Hanna & Karlsson, Pär. 2005. A new method for urban
   geoarchaeological excavation: example from Norrköping, Sweden. Norwegian
   archaeological review. 2005 (38):2, pp. 102—112.

             o Urban archaeology
Broberg, Birgitta. & Hasselmo, Margareta. 1992b. Urban Development in Sweden in the
   Middle Ages. Rescue and Research, Ersgård et al. (red.). pp.19—31.
Hasselmo, Margareta. 1997. From Early Early-Medieval Central-Places to High-Medieval
   towns – Urbanization in Sweden from the End of the 10th Century to c. 1200. Rescue and
   Research. Ersgård et al. (red.). pp. 150—171. pp. 32—55.
Hedvall. Rikard. 2002. Townyards in Saint Birgitta’s Town. Urban diversity. Archaeology in
   the Swedish Province of Östergötland. Hedvall (red.) Riksantikvarieämbetet, arkeologiska
   undersökningar. Skrifter 45. pp. 24—39.
Lindeblad, Karin. 2002. Urban Archaeology in Östergötland. Urban diversity. Archaeology in
   the Swedish Province of Östergötland. Hedvall (red.) Riksantikvarieämbetet, arkeologiska
   undersökningar. Skrifter 45. pp. 7–15.
Lindeblad, K. 2002. In the Shadow of the Towns. Urban diversity. Archaeology in the
   Swedish Province of Östergötland. Hedvall (red.) Riksantikvarieämbetet, arkeologiska
   undersökningar. Skrifter 45. pp.77—93.
Ljung, Jan-Åke. 1992. Early Town Plans in Later Cartography – the Source Value of Maps
   from the 17th and 18th Centuries. Rescue and Research. Ersgård et al. (red.). pp. 150—171.
Tagesson, Göran. 2002. Church and urban space in Linköping. Urban diversity. Archaeology
   in the Swedish Province of Östergötland. Hedvall (red.) Riksantikvarieämbetet,
   arkeologiska undersökningar. Skrifter 45. pp. 94–111.
Thomasson, Joakim. 1997. Private Life Made Public. One Aspect of the Emergence of the
   Burghers in Medieval Denmark. Visions of the Past. Trends and Traditions in Swedish
   Medieval Archaeology. Andersson, Carelli & Ersgård (Ed.). pp. 697—722.
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              o Landscape and agrarian society
Andersson, Annika. 1997. Spatial analysis in Time. Hammershus Castle. Visions of the Past.
   Trends and Traditions in Swedish Medieval Archaeology. Andersson, Carelli & Ersgård
   (Ed.). pp. 645—670.
Ericsson, Alf. 1999. The Rural Landscape of Medieval Möre. Europeans or Not? Local Level
   Strategies on the Baltic Rim 1100—1400 A.D.
Lindeblad, Karin. 1997. Landscape in and around a Medieval Town. Visions of the Past.
   Trends and Tradition in Swedish Medieval Archaeology. Andersson, H., Carelli, P. &
   Ersgård, L. (red.). Riksantikvarieämbetet, arkeologiska undersökningar. Skrifter Nr 24.
   Stockholm. pp. 491—512.
Öiye, I. Norwegian Agricultural History. Medieval history.

              o Church, monasteries, death and burial
 Nielsen, Annlili. 1997. Pagan Cultic and Votive Acts at Borg. An Expression of the Central
   Significance of the Farmstead in the Late Iron Age. Visions of the Past. Trends and
   Tradition in Swedish Medieval Archaeology. Andersson, H., Carelli, P. & Ersgård, L.
   (red.). Riksantikvarieämbetet, arkeologiska undersökningar. Skrifter Nr 24. Stockholm. pp.
   373—392.
*Sundnér, Barbro. 1993. The Archaeology of the Medieval Churches. Andersson & Wienberg
   (ed.). The Study of Medieval Archaeology. pp. 199—210.
Tagesson, Göran. 2009. Urban Monastic Culture in Medieval Sweden. Glaube, Macht und
   Pracht. Geistliche Gemeinschaften des Ostseeraums im Zeitalter der Backsteingotik.
   Interdisziplinäre Fachtagung 27.-30.11.2007. pp. 107—124.
Tagesson, Göran. 2009. Body, Identity and Material Culture. Linköping Cathedral
   Churchyard in the Early Modern Period. Gustin et al. PAG. Stockholm. pp. 153—172.
Wienberg, J. Form Wood to Stone – Church Building in the County of Kalmar. Europeans or
   Not? Local Level Strategies on the Baltic Rim 1100—1400 A.D. pp. 91—114.

               o Material culture.
Andrén, A. 1995. Signs of Communities. The Iconography of Early Towns in Denmark. In:
   Ersgård (Ed.). Thirteen Essays on Medieval Artefacts. Papers of the Archaeological
   Institute. University of Lund 1993–1994. Pp. 9–20.
Anund et al. 1992. A Medieval Cauldron-Foundry – Craftsmanship and Craftsmen in Pantern,
   Uppsala. Ersgård et al. (red.). Rescue and Research. pp. 221—251.
Roslund, M. 1997. Crumbs form the Rich Man’s Table. Byzantine Finds in Lund and Sigtuna,
   c. 980—1250. Andersson, H., Carelli, P. & Ersgård, L. (red.). Visions of the Past. Trends
   and Tradition in Swedish Medieval Archaeology. Riksantikvarieämbetet, arkeologiska
   undersökningar. Skrifter Nr 24. Stockholm. pp. 239—297.
Staecker, J. 2003. A protestan habitus: 16th-century danish graveslabs as an expression of
   changes in belief. I: Gaimster, D. & Gilchrist, R. (Ed.) The archaeology of Reformation
   1480–1580. Pp. 415–436.

				
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