Så skapades en biskop: om etablerandet av Växjö stift

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This article discusses the emergence of the episcopal see in Växjö. Contrary to previous research, which has been focused on written sources only, this article also discusses the archaeological record. The result implies that vivid connections between Scania, Denmark and southern Småland can be traced in the Late Iron Age and Early Middle Ages. This is shown by similarities in grave types, runic stones and medieval stone churches. The initiative for the new diocese can probably be found in regional elite groups acting in cooperation with the archbishop in Lund.
Original languageSwedish
Title of host publicationMellan slott och slagg
Subtitle of host publicationvänbok till Anders Ödman
EditorsIngrid Gustin, Martin Hansson, Mats Roslund, Jes Wienberg
Place of PublicationLund
PublisherInstitutionen för arkeologi och antikens historia, Lunds universitet
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-91-89578-65-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 12

Publication series

NameLund Studies in Historical Archeology
ISSN (Print)1653-1183

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Archaeology

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