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The Christianization of Iceland

Priests, Power, and Social Change 1000-1300

by Orri Vesteinsson

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages334
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Open LibraryOL7397580M
ISBN 100198207999
ISBN 109780198207993

  This latter aspect is complicated by the Christianization of mainland Europe (including Denmark and Norway) and the threats of invasion or at least cessation of trade unless Iceland converts as well. So what the book does well is to present life in Iceland at that time/5. A big problem in trying to grasp the history of Iceland is the blur of names, places and events over the last + years. This book helped me understand how Iceland changed over that time, in particular the power struggles between the goðar (chieftains) and the saga-heroes of the early years.

  The Book of Settlements, an 11 th century saga listing every single settler and settlement during Iceland’s landnam (settlement) phase, relates the same information about the papar as the Islendingabok – that at the time of Iceland’s discovery they found people with “Irish books, bells, croziers and lots of other things”, who promptly. The source for the traditional narrative of the official Christianization of Iceland is Ari Thorgilsson’s Íslendingabók (“Book of the Icelanders”), which was written around The story goes like this: The formal conversion of Iceland began when King Olaf Tryggvason sent .

  According to the Kristni Saga (a 13th century CE account of the Christianization of Iceland), the first two Christian missionaries were a German named Fredrik (c. CE) and a Norwegian hand-picked by Olaf Tryggvason (prior to his ascent to the throne), Thorvald the Far-Traveler. Thorvald was so mercilessly taunted and ridiculed by the Author: Joshua J. Mark. Read this book on Questia. Property and Virginity: The Christianization of Marriage in Medieval Iceland, by Agnes S. Arnórsdóttir, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of Property and Virginity: The Christianization of Marriage in Medieval Iceland.


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Many scholars have already studied those sources in detail, but Vesteinsson is very good at extracting useful information without pressing the sources to say what he wants them to say, as many of his predecessors have Christianization of Iceland is an important book that puts the study of Icelandic Cited by: The Christianization of Iceland: Priests, Power, and Social Change In this first historical study of High-Medieval Iceland to be published in English, Dr Vesteinsson investigates the influence of the Christian Church on the formation of the earliest state structures in Iceland, from the conversion in to the union with Norway in Author: Orri Vesteinsson.

This study investigates the role played by the Christian church in the development of power structures in The Christianization of Iceland book, from the conversion in AD to the end of the thirteenth century.

It demonstrates that by the time of the union with the Norwegian kingdom infundamental constitutional changes had been brought about as a direct consequence of Christianization.

The Christianization of Iceland is indeed a rare book, the kind that comes along once in a century. * Thomas Martin, Norway Times * The Christianization of Iceland is an important book that puts the study of Icelandic society during the Commonwealth period on new and secure footing/5(4).

Based on extensive source material never researched before, this pioneer study explores the very gradual Christianization of marriage in Iceland. It shows that this process, which lasted for hundreds of years, had consequences for family and kinship politics, for inheritance and property transfer, and for gender by: 5.

The Christianisation of Iceland should established Orri Vésteinsson as a significant figure in the study of Icelandic history, and his involvement with archaeology places him in a unique position to integrate the various lines of evidence.

It should be added that the book also provides a series of parallels for the less documented events leading to the adoption of Christianity in England. The source for the traditional narrative of the official Christianization of Iceland is Ari Thorgilsson’s Íslendingabók (“Book of the Icelanders”), which was written around [50] The story goes like this: The formal conversion of Iceland began when King Olaf Tryggvason sent Thangbrand, a German priest, to the island.

It demonstrates that by the time of the union with the Norwegian kingdom infundamental constitutional changes had been brought about as a direct consequence of Christianization. The Christianization of Iceland (Hardcover)Brand: Orri Vesteinsson; Orri V?steinsson.

The Christianization of Iceland is a significant contribution to the debate about the formation of states. It is a pioneering and provocative book that poses questions about well-grounded assumptions and reexamines the available evidence about the history of the Christian Church in Iceland.

In this historical study of High-Medieval Iceland, the author investigates the influence of the Christian Church on the formation of the earliest state structures in Iceland, from the conversion in to the union with Norway in The Christianization of Iceland: priests, power, and social change, [Orri Vésteinsson] -- This historical study of high-medieval Iceland investigates the influence of the Christian Church on the formation of the earliest state structures in Iceland, from the conversion in to the Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.

"In this first historical study of high-medieval Iceland to be published in English, Orri Vesteinsson investigates the influence of the Christian church on the formation of the earliest state structures in Iceland, from the conversion in to the union with Norway in "--Jacket.

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Get this from a library. Christianization of Iceland, The. [Orri Vesteinsson] -- In this first historical study of High-Medieval Iceland to be published in English, Dr Vesteinsson investigates the influence of the Christian Church on the formation of the earliest state structures.

The Christianization of Scandinavia, as well as other Nordic countriesand the Baltic countries, took place between the 8th and the 12th centuries.

The realms of Denmark, Norwayand Sweden(Sweden is an 11th or 12th century merger of the former countries Götalandand Svealand[1]) established their own Archdioceses, responsible directly to the Pope, inandrespectively.

The Christianization of Scandinavia took place between the 8th and the 12th centuries. The realms of Scandinavia proper, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, established their own Archdioceses, responsible directly to the Pope, inandconversion to Christianity of the Scandinavian people required more time, since it took additional efforts to establish a network of.

Iceland's adoption of Christianity is traditionally ascribed to the year (although some historians would place it in the year ).

The major sources for the events preceding the adoption of Christianity are Ari Thorgilsson 's Book of the Icelanders, the Icelandic family sagas and Church writings about the first bishops and preachers.

Iceland was Christianized in the ADwhen Christianity became the religion by law. In Icelandic, this event is known as the kristnitaka (literally, the taking of Christianity).

WikiMili. Christianization of Iceland Last updated Febru This article includes a list of references. Buy The Christianization of Iceland Books online at best prices in India by Orri V?steinsson,Orri Vesteinsson from Buy The Christianization of Iceland online of India’s Largest Online Book Store, Only Genuine Products.

Lowest price and Replacement Guarantee. Cash On Delivery Available. Thor versus the Volcano: The Christianization of Iceland Trying to understand the Vikings takes some patience and careful research. They built homes of wood and turf, and their clothes were mostly wool and linen, so much of the physical evidence of their travels and lifestyle has been ravaged by natural processes.

From this account, given by Ari þorgilsson in The Book of Icelanders, it is easy to imagine a very bad-tempered Viking priest leaving Iceland due to the stubbornness of the people in worshipping Thor. Luckily for him, the process of Christianization would be completed only a.

During the Christianization of Europe in the Middle Ages, many books of magic were lost as the ancient pagan traditions were suppressed. But in Iceland the practice of recording magical spells in books continued in secret for centuries, on a scale not seen elsewhere.Due to the slow process of Christianization in Iceland, it was impossible to apply the rules characteristic of other northern countries of Europe, like Denmark or Norway, which adopted the Christian faith, and attempts to remove old beliefs from their lands, more : Natalia Klimczak.The recorded history of Iceland began with the settlement by Viking explorers and their slaves from the east, particularly Norway and the British Isles, in the late ninth century.

Iceland was still uninhabited long after the rest of Western Europe had been settled. Recorded settlement has conventionally been dated back toalthough archaeological evidence indicates Gaelic monks from.