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Lecture 8 Scandnavia - HISTORY AND HEIRITAGE OF THE...

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HISTORY AND HEIRITAGE OF THE SCANDANAVIAN COUNTRIES Scandinavian (Norse) Vikings explored Europe by its oceans and rivers through trade and warfare. The Vikings also reached Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland, and Anatolia 10/5/2009 1 Late 8 th century until the 11 th century Famed for their navigation ability and their long ships. Prayed to the god Odin Colonized the coasts and rivers of Europe, the islands of Shetland, Orkney and the Faeroe Islands , Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland
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10/5/2009 2 Because of their forced interaction with the Christian nations, Christianity spread throughout the Scandinavian countries BURIAL CUSTOMS OF VIKINGS In the afterlife they would need the same type of things they needed in this life so they took them with them into their graves. This included tools they used and weapons.
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The best way to travel on this final journey was in the company of the Gods. Odin and his handmaidens the Valkyries searched the battlefields for the bravest of the fallen warriors who would reside in Valhola feasting and fighting until Ragnarokk, the twilight of the Gods. While Thor collected worthy peasants and thralls to his great hall Bilskirnir. 10/5/2009 3
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A study of thousands of excavated Viking graves suggests that rituals were performed at the graveside in which stories about life and death were presented as theatre, with live performances designed to help the passage of the deceased from this world into the next. Many graves used large stones to form the shape of boat to keep the sea as part of the hereafter. 10/5/2009 4
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10/5/2009 5 Burial rites for the Viking WOMEN Women were buried with their household items and favorite clothing. Food and drink were often included in the grave, presumably as a meal for the last journey
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The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Viking era. The Battle of Stamford Bridge took place on this day in 1066 after King Harold of England surprised the Norwegian Viking army. They were not ready for battle and so their defeat marked the end of the Viking era. Christianity took hold throughout Scandinavia and the Viking ways were abandoned The three kingdoms of Scandinavia were created and are currently Constitutional Monarchs. 10/5/2009 6 The end of the Viking Era clip
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DENMARK Smallest of the Scandinavian countries (half the size of Maine), Denmark occupies the Jutland peninsula, a lowland area. The country also consists of several islands in the Baltic Sea; the two largest are Sjælland, the site of Copenhagen, and Fyn
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10/5/2009 8 In 2009, 90.5% of Denmark’s population of over 5.4 million was of Danish descent . During recent years, anti-mass immigration sentiment has resulted in some of the toughest immigration laws in the European Union.
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