Session 215: Scandinavia in Europe, II: 'Otherness' Within?
Monday 3 July 2017, 14.15-15.45
|Sponsor:||'Creating the New North' Research Programme, Universitetet i Tromsø - Norges arktiske universitet|
|Organiser:||Lars Ivar Hansen, Institutt for historie og religionsvitenskap, Universitetet i Tromsø - Norges Arktiske Universitetet|
|Moderator/Chair:||Rune Blix Hagen, Institutt for historie og religionsvitenskap, Universitetet i Tromsø - Norges Arktiske Universitetet|
|Paper 215-a||'Otherness' in Conflict: The Blurred Line of Enmity in the Norwegian 'Civil Wars'|
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Politics and Diplomacy
|Paper 215-b||'No matter what section they are charged with': The 'Other' in Scandinavian Law|
Index terms: Law, Mentalities
|Paper 215-c||Within You, Without You?: Approaches to the 'Other' in High Medieval Expansion in the Far North|
Index terms: Crusades, Demography, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
North- and eastward expansion of Scandinavian state authority in the 13th and 14th centuries brought contact with many ‘others’, and there were different strategies regarding if and how to integrate these ‘others’ in the expanding realms. Scandinavian legislation defined the ‘other’ in terms of foreign traders and inhabitants, and regulated their status within set jurisdictions, but the laws also tackled the ‘other within’ in terms of the legal status of the non-Norse population as well as socially excluded groups. Many early book illustrations emphasize the otherness of Sámi culture compared to European culture. Woodcuts of Sámi culture will be discussed according to theories of ‘othering’ and genres of travel literature.