The Beginning of Scandinavian Settlement in England: The Viking 'Great Army' and Early Settlers, C. 865-900

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The conquest and settlement of lands in eastern England by Scandinavians represents an extreme migratory episode. The cultural interaction involved one group forcing themselves upon another from a position of military and political power. Despite this seemingly dominant position, by 900 CE the immigrants appear to have largely adopted the culture of the Anglo-Saxons whom they had recently defeated. Informed by migration theory, this work proposes that a major factor in this assimilation was the emigration point of the ...

The Beginning of Scandinavian Settlement in England: The Viking 'Great Army' and Early Settlers, C. 865-900 2014, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout

ISBN-13: 9782503545561

English, Old (ca. 450-1100)

Hardcover

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