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dc.contributor.authorNorstein, Frida Espolin
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-08T22:06:31Z
dc.date.available2014-09-08T22:06:31Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationNorstein, Frida Espolin. Migration and the creation of identity in the Viking diaspora: a comparative study of Viking Age funerary rites from northern Scotland and Møre og Romsdal. Master thesis, University of Oslo, 2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/40827
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is concerned with how circumstances of migration and settlement in Viking Age northern Scotland affect the display of identity. It is argued that funerary rites are an important field for creating and negotiating identities in a migration context, as they are simultaneously based on homeland traditions and responses to the new circumstances. By comparing pagan Norse funerary practices in northern Scotland with supposed homeland practices in Møre og Romsdal, this thesis is examining the Norse settlers response to these new circumstances. Using a theoretical framework based on practice theory and theories of cultural memory it is argued that the transformations in mortuary practices between the two areas of study indicate that embodied and understood ritualised actions were carried out differently, and that these alterations should be interpreted as meaningful responses. The motives behind these changes are examined and this thesis suggests that the graves should be interpreted in the light of an elite power discourse, in which claiming Norse identity was crucial.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectViking
dc.subjectAge
dc.subjectmigration
dc.subjectfunerary
dc.subjectrites
dc.subjectidentity
dc.subjectethnicity
dc.subjectgender
dc.subjectreligion
dc.subjectthe
dc.subjectpast
dc.subjectin
dc.subjectthe
dc.subjectpast
dc.titleMigration and the creation of identity in the Viking diaspora: a comparative study of Viking Age funerary rites from northern Scotland and Møre og Romsdaleng
dc.typeMaster thesis
dc.date.updated2014-09-09T22:04:04Z
dc.creator.authorNorstein, Frida Espolin
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-45491
dc.type.documentMasteroppgave
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/40827/1/Norstein_Masteroppgave.pdf


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