The Empire of Cnut the Great: Conquest and the Consolidation of Power in Northern Europe in the Early Eleventh Century
BRILL, 2009 - 351 Seiten
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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PART ONE THE NATURE OF CNUTS HEGEMONIES IN ENGLAND
Chapter One Introduction
The Royal Court
Chapter Three The Government in the Localities of Southumbrian England in the Reign of Cnut
Chapter Four Cnut and the English Church
Northumbria Wales Scotland and Ireland
PART TWO THE NATURE OF CNUTS HEGEMONIES IN SCANDINAVIA
Chapter Six Introduction
Chapter Seven Cnut and the Development of the Machinery of Control in Western and Central Denmark
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