IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1131: Scandinavia and Europe, c. 1050 - c. 1250, II: Kith and Kings

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Edward Carlsson Browne, Centre for Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen
Moderator/Chair:Paul Gazzoli, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Paper 1131-aThe Rules and Guidelines of Succession to the Norwegian Throne according to Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar
(Language: English)
Edward Carlsson Browne, Centre for Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1131-bThe Rise of the Folkung Dynasty of Sweden
(Language: English)
Philip Walter Line, Independent Scholar, Helsinki
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Paper 1131-cMemoria and Family Identity in Medieval Denmark
(Language: English)
Mads Vedel Heilskov, Centre for Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Monasticism
Abstract

Familial ties played a key role in elite interactions in high medieval Scandinavia. This session focuses on the ways such ties were constructed and the ways in which differing forms of kinship identity were asserted. Edward Carlsson Browne will discuss Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar and the varying significance it assigns to legitimacy, agnaticism, and ancestor – or ego – focused kinship. Philip Line will provide a reinterpretation of the origins of the Folkung dynasty and the methods used in their rise to power, whilst Mads Heilskov will discuss the significance of chantry foundations as a tool for understanding family identity