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, 23.12.2008 - 367 Seiten
Drawing on a wide range of types of evidence this book offers a fresh impression of the ‘empire’ built by King Cnut (1016–1035) in England and Scandinavia, and offers insights into contemporary developments in the conceptions of this new dominion.
 

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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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