The Empire of Cnut the Great: Conquest and the Consolidation of Power in Northern Europe in the Early Eleventh Century

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BRILL, 2009 - 351 Seiten
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The reign of King Cnut the Great (1016a "1035) marks a pivotal point in the history of both England and Scandinavia, yet his conquests and his consolidation of power remain under-appreciated and rarely studied. Almost all existing scholarship has been geographically centred on either England or Scandinavia. However, this study, through a series of studies of individual aspects of his rise to power in those regions, seeks to encompass his entire dominion, and cast new light on our understanding of the nature of this political unit and contemporary figuresa (TM) conceptions of it. The result is a fresh impression of a number of aspects of Cnuta (TM)s rise to power as well as a new interpretation of this a ~empirea (TM).
 

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Inhalt

General Introduction
1
PART ONE THE NATURE OF CNUTS HEGEMONIES IN ENGLAND
7
Chapter One Introduction
9
The Royal Court
13
Chapter Three The Government in the Localities of Southumbrian England in the Reign of Cnut
43
Chapter Four Cnut and the English Church
77
Northumbria Wales Scotland and Ireland
107
PART TWO THE NATURE OF CNUTS HEGEMONIES IN SCANDINAVIA
151
The Struggle for Supremacy
203
Chapter Nine Danish Supremacy in Scandinavia in the
241
Chapter Ten The Conquest of Norway and the Development of Imperial Aspirations
289
Conclusion
317
Appendix A
321
Appendix B
323
Bibliography
325
Index
345

Chapter Six Introduction
153
Chapter Seven Cnut and the Development of the Machinery of Control in Western and Central Denmark
155

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Timothy Bolton, Ph.D. (2005) in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, is the Specialist in Western Medieval Manuscripts at Sotheby's. He has published a number of studies in journals such as Medieval Scandinavia and Nottingbam Medieval Studies on various aspects of Anglo-Scandinavian rule in England and Scandinavia.

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