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The politics of performance in Viking Age skaldic poetry

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This thesis examines the political functions of the performance of skaldic poetry during the Viking Age. It aims to establish the vital role that skaldic verse plays in the establishment and maintenance of power, as well as the importance of skaldic performance in the negotiation of that power in the inter-community relations between various courts both within and outside of Viking Age Scandinavia. The first chapter provides a contextual understanding of Viking Age power structures by cons...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Christ Church
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Supervisor
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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Deposit date:
2018-07-21

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