14_3 Review - Fall 2015 Scandin 101a Intro Old Norse...

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Fall 2015 Scandin 101a: Intro Old Norse Scandin 123: Viking and medieval Scandinavia Scandin 220: Early Scandinavian Literature Icelandic 1A: Beginning Icelandic I
First missionary activities Willibrord – apostle of the Frisians – visit Ongendus, a Danish king (c.710) Ansgar – apostle of the Scandinavia – visits Denmark in 827 and Sweden shortly after
Introduction of Christianity – Denmark Poppo – bishop from Schleswig – baptizes Harald Bluetooth, King of the Danes in 965
The Greater Jellinge-stone King Harald bade these memorials to be made after Gorm, his father, and Thyra, his mother. The Harald who won the whole of Denmark and Norway and made the Danes Christian. Known as “The batismal-certificate of Denmark”
Frösö runestone, Jämtland (Northern Sweden) Austman, Gudfast’s son, had this stone erected and this bridge built and made Jämtland Christian. Åsbjörn made the bridge. Tryn and Sten carved these runes. date: ca. 1030–50
Kuli-stone, Nordmøre (Norway) Þórir and Hallvarðr raised this stone in memory of Úlfljótr(?) … Christianity had been (or had improved things) twelve winters in Norway Date: ca. 1000–1050
Norway Óláfr Tryggvason (r. 995–1000) Said to have introduced Christianity in 5 lands: Norway, Iceland, Faroe islands, Shetland and Orkney – but did not complete the work St Óláfr Haraldsson (r. 1015–1028, d. 1030) baptized in Rouen, martyred by Norwegians at Stiklestad
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Iceland In 1000 the national assembly, led by Þorgeirr the chieftain of the people of Ljósavatn, decides to adopt Christianity In transitional period: baptism for all eating horseflesh, exposure of children, and sacrifices in secret OK
Review
Final May 12, 3–6pm in 213 Wheeler Please bring Green book Identification questions (ca. 10) - 2 points each Questions requiring longer answers (ca. 4) - 4-5 points each Essay questions (choose 2 out of 3 prompts) - 15 points each Questions will cover material from the entire semester Expect to be given short text passages
Grading Midterm: 20% Draft of term paper: 10% Term paper: 40%

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