The Poetics of Commemoration: Skaldic Verse and Social Memory, c. 890-1070

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The Poetics of Commemoration is a study of commemorative skaldic verse from the Viking Age. It investigates how skaldic poets responded to the deaths of kings and the ways in which poetic commemoration functioned within the social and political communities of the early medieval court. Beginning with the early genealogical poem Ynglingatal, the book explores how the commemoration of a king's ancestors could be used to consolidate his political position and to provide a shared history for the community. It then examines the ...

The Poetics of Commemoration: Skaldic Verse and Social Memory, c. 890-1070 2015, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198745747

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