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Thingvellir and Viking Assembly Sites with Dr. Alexandra Sanmark

Today I chat with Dr. Alexandra Sanmark, Reader in Medieval Archaeology at the Centre for Nordic Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We discuss assembly sites across the Old Norse World and the significance they had in how the Vikings governed their people.

Be sure to check out my new book  The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide.

The Poetic Edda is a collection of medieval Icelandic poems about the Norse gods and their human heroes. It is a crucial source for Norse myth and has inspired the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkein and the operas of Richard Wagner.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Viking Law and Order

Dr. Sanmark’s Biography, Work, and Publications

Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia:

The Legendary Settlement of Iceland

Ragnar Lothbrok

Twelve Great Viking Leaders

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Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries noah@thehistoryofvikings.com

Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr

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The Old Norse Language with Dr. John Hines

Today I speak with Dr. John Hines, Professor of Archaeology at the School of History, Archaeology, and Religion at Cardiff University. We discuss the origin of the Old Norse language and the influence it has had across the medieval world. Additionally, we discuss the Old Norse system of writing (runes) and early examples of this type of writing.

Be sure to check out my new book  The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide.

The Poetic Edda is a collection of medieval Icelandic poems about the Norse gods and their human heroes. It is a crucial source for Norse myth and has inspired the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkein and the operas of Richard Wagner.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Dr. John Hines Biography, Work, and Publications

Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia:

The Vikings in Iceland

Vikings TV Series – Truths and Fictions

Vikings: Jewelry, Weapons & Social Change at The VIKINGR Exhibition

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Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries noah@thehistoryofvikings.com

Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr

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Why Did the Viking Age Begin? with History with Hilbert

Today I chat with prolific historical YouTuber and good friend Hilbert. In today’s episode, we ask the important question ”Why did the Viking Age begin?” and discuss the causes and effects of the medieval Scandinavians.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

History with Hilbert YouTube channel

Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia:

Vikings

Vikings TV Series – Truths and Fictions

The Vikings in Ireland

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Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries noah@thehistoryofvikings.com

Music: Danheim – Framganga

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Announcing The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide

Today I have the pleasure of announcing the release of a new book titled The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide.

The Poetic Edda is a collection of medieval Icelandic poems about the Norse gods and their human heroes. It is a crucial source for Norse myth and has inspired the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkein and the operas of Richard Wagner.

Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia:

Edda

Norse Mythology

Ten Legendary Female Viking Warriors

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Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries noah@thehistoryofvikings.com

Music: Danheim – Framganga

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Tolkien’s Old Norse Influences with Dr. Ármann Jakobsson

Today I chat with Dr. Ármann Jakobsson, Professor of medieval Icelandic literature at the University of Iceland. We discuss the ways in which Old Norse literature inspired the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Dr. Jakobsson’s Website & Work

Follow Dr. Jakobsson on Academia.edu

Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia:

Norse Ghosts & the Afterlife

Norse Ghosts & Funerary Rites

Edda

Saga

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Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries noah@thehistoryofvikings.com

Music: Danheim – Framganga

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