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Northern world ; v. 52.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction: Ideology and power in the Viking and Middle Ages : Scandinavia, Iceland, Ireland, Orkney, and the Faeroes / Gro Steinsland Origin myths and rulership : from the Viking Age ruler to the ruler of medieval historiography : continuity, transformations, and innovations / Gro Steinsland Kings, earls, and chieftains : rulers in Norway, Orkney, and Iceland, c. 900-1300 / Jón Viðar Sigurðsson Jarla sögur Orkneyja : status and power of the earls of Orkney according to their sagas / Ian Beuermann An arena for higher powers : cult buildings and rulers in the late Iron Age and the early medieval period in the Malar region / Olof Sundqvist From wine in a goblet to milk in cowdung : the transformation of early Christian kings in three post-Viking tales from Ireland / Jan Erik Rekdal The warrior in Old Norse religion / Jens Peter Schjodt Oðinn, Valhöll, and the Einherjar : eschatological myth and ideology in the late Viking period / Anders Hultgard Family matters? : the cultus of the Scandinavian royal martyrs / Joanna A. Skorzewska Conclusions: The long adaptation of pagan and Christian ideologies of rulership / Ian Beuermann.