Vikings and the Western Frontier

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Abstract

The article investigates how and why the Vikings became world-famous. The point of departure is the World Exposition in Chicago in 1893, where an icon for the Viking, a replica of the Gokstad ship, arrived the very same day as Frederick Jackson Turner presented his frontier thesis. The origin of the word Viking, the romantic revival of the Viking, the creation of the Viking Age and the criticism of the Viking and the Viking Age is discussed. Finally the article argues that the Viking and the American frontiersman represent similar characters. The concept of the Viking has spread worldwide as an expression of an ideology central to the West.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Historia och arkeologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationSmall Things – Wide Horizons
Undertitel på gästpublikationStudies in Honour of Birgitta Hårdh
RedaktörerLars Larsson, Fredrik Ekengren, Bertil Helgesson, Bengt Söderberg
UtgivningsortOxford
FörlagArchaeopress
Sidor289-294
ISBN (elektroniskt)978 1 78491 132 4
ISBN (tryckt)9781784911317
StatusPublished - 2015
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördNej

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Lars Larsson (red.), Fredrik Ekengren (red.), Helgesson, B. (red.) & Söderberg, B. (red.), 2015, Archaeopress. 308 s. (Archaeopress Archaeology)

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