Outrageous Fortune

Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1957. Sven Aggesen. The Works of Sven Aggesen
Twelfth- Century Danish Historian. Translated with introduction and notes by Eric
Christiansen. Viking Society for Northern Research: University College London, ...

Outrageous Fortune

Author: William Ian Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0197530680

Page: 192

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"In this book, William Ian Miller offers his reflections on the perverse consequences, indeed, often the opposite of intended effects, of so-called good things. Noted for his remarkable erudition, wit, and playful pessimism, Miller here ranges over topics from personal disasters to literary and national ones. Drawing on a truly immense store of knowledge encompassing literature, philosophy, theology, and history, he excavates the evidence of human anxieties around scarcity in all its forms (from scarcity of food to luck to where we stand in the eyes of others caught in a game of musical chairs we often do not even know we are playing). With wit and sensitivity, along with a large measure of fearless self-scrutiny, he points to and invites us to recognize the gloomy, neurotic, despondent tendencies of reasonably sentient human life. The book is a careful examination of negative beliefs, inviting an experience of bleak fellow-feeling among the author, the reader, and many a hapless soul across the centuries. Just what makes you more nervous, he asks, a run of good luck, or a run of bad?"--

Scyld and Scef

Gad, 1917-22), 1 : 95. Translation from Sven Aggesen, A Short History of the
Kings of Denmark, in The Works of Sven Aggesen, Twelfth-Century Danish
Historian, trans. Eric Christiansen, Viking Society for Northern Research Text
Series 9, ed.

Scyld and Scef

Author: Alexander M. Bruce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317944216

Page: 224

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

All the King s Women Polygyny and Politics in Europe 900 1250

... such as the juridical writings of the canonist and archbishop of Lund, Andreas
Sunesen, who, in his Latin 'paraphrase' of Scanian law also addressed issues de
filiis concubinarum.61 The first 'great dissenter' is Sven Aggesen (~1140–90?)

All the King   s Women  Polygyny and Politics in Europe  900   1250

Author: Jan Rüdiger

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004434577

Page: 480

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In All the King’s Women Jan Rüdiger investigates medieval elite polygyny and its ‘uses’ in Northern Europe with a comparative perspective on England and France as well as Iberia.

Britain and its Neighbours

The Works of Sven Aggesen: Twelfth–Century Danish Historian. Birmingham:
Viking Society for Northern Research, 1992, 12. 2 Christiansen, Sven Aggesen,
31. 'Uetustate prossus antiquasset obliuio' (Gertz, Martin Clarentius, ed.
Scriptores ...

Britain and its Neighbours

Author: Dirk H. Steinforth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000365379

Page: 260

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Britain and its Neighbours explores instances and periods of cultural contact and exchanges between communities in Britain with those in other parts of Europe between c.500 and 1700. Collectively, the twelve case studies highlight certain aspects of cultural contact and exchange and present neglected factors, previously overlooked evidence, and new methodological approaches. The discussions draw from a broad range of disciplines including archaeology, history, art history, iconography, literature, linguistics, and legal history in order to shine new light on a multi-faceted variety of expressions of the equally diverse and long-standing relations between Britain and its neighbours. Organised chronologically, the volume accentuates the consistency and continuity of social, cultural, and intellectual connections between Britain and Continental Europe in a period that spans over a millennium. With its range of specialised topics, Britain and its Neighbours is a useful resource for undergraduates, postgraduates, and scholars interested in cultural and intellectual studies and the history of Britain’s long-standing connections to Europe.

Handbook of Pre Modern Nordic Memory Studies

Sven Aggesen also compares the lack of contemporary written monuments in his
Denmark to that which other peoples ... to which the mightiest achievements of
our own kings and chiefs have been consigned” (The works of Sven Aggesen, ...

Handbook of Pre Modern Nordic Memory Studies

Author: Jürg Glauser

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311043136X

Page: 1152

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In recent years, the field of Memory Studies has emerged as a key approach in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and has increasingly shown its ability to open new windows on Nordic Studies as well. The entries in this book document the work-to-date of this approach on the pre-modern Nordic world (mainly the Viking Age and the Middle Ages, but including as well both earlier and later periods). Given that Memory Studies is an ever expanding critical strategy, the approximately eighty contributors in this volume also discuss the potential for future research in this area. Topics covered range from texts to performance to visual and other aspects of material culture, all approached from within an interdisciplinary framework. International specialists, coming from such relevant fields as archaeology, mythology, history of religion, folklore, history, law, art, literature, philology, language, and mediality, offer assessments on the relevance of Memory Studies to their disciplines and show it at work in case studies. Finally, this handbook demonstrates the various levels of culture where memory had a critical impact in the pre-modern North and how deeply embedded the role of memory is in the material itself.

Scandinavian History in the Viking Age

Historical works Major historical works expanding the chronicles began to be
composed in the second half of the twelfth century, and are for the Viking age two
names dominate. Sven Aggesen The Danish nobleman Sven Aggesen is known
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Scandinavian History in the Viking Age

Author: Martin Syrett

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Page: 139

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Mediaeval Scandinavia

51 The Roskilde Chronicle from about 1140 resembles Adam in only saying of
Sven ' s death : “ Deinde Sven Angliam inuasit , regem Adelwardum expulit et
Brittannie fines partitus uix tres mentes superuixit . " S2 Sven Aggesen ' s only ...

Mediaeval Scandinavia

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Holy Vikings

... and claims that Archbishop Sven had predicted that God would scourge the
Danes after Knútr ' s death so as to move ... the “ orthodox ” interpretation of
Danish history expressed in the Odense literature and the works of Sven
Aggesen and ...

Holy Vikings

Author: Carl Phelpstead

Publisher: Mrts

ISBN:

Page: 274

View: 490

American Notes Queries

The Works of Sven Aggesen . Trans . Eric Christiansen . London : Viking Soc . for
Northern Research , 1992 . 48–74 . Tolkien , J. R. R. The Lost Road and Other
Writings : Language and Legend before the Lord of the Rings . Ed . Christopher ...

American Notes Queries

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A quarterly journal of short articles, notes and reviews.

The Battle of Hastings 1066

Sven Aggesen , Lex Castrensis , in Scriptores Minores ed . Gertz , i . 64 - 92 ;
trans . E . Christiansen , The Works of Sven Aggesen ( London , 1992 ) , pp . 31 -
43 . Symeon of Durham , Historia Regum , in Symeonis Monachi Opera Omnium
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The Battle of Hastings  1066

Author: Michael Kenneth Lawson

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN:

Page: 319

View: 759

1066 remains the most evocative date in English history, when Harold was defeated by William the Conqueror and England changed overnight from Saxon to Norman rule. It has long been believed that, according to the Bayeux Tapestry, Harold was shot in the eye by an arrow. M. K. Lawson argues that the tapestry was badly restored in the 19th century, and that we should not necessarily believe what we see. He goes to sources that depict the tapestry before that restoration and reveals some breathtaking insights which will revolutionize the way we view both the battle and the death of England’s last Saxon king.

Lines on the Landscape

This is the only precisely dated construction, being recorded in the works of Sven
Aggesen and Saxo and on an inscription in the church at Ringsted in Zealand. A
branch earthwork about 2 miles (3.2 km) in length connects the main Danevirke ...

Lines on the Landscape

Author: Nigel Pennick

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN:

Page: 288

View: 838

Viking and Medieval Scandinavia

The Works of Sven Aggesen , Twelfth - Century Danish Historian , London :
Viking Society for Northern Research Einar Ól . Sveinsson , ed . 1939 . Kormáks
saga , in Vatnsdæla saga [ . . . ] , Íslenzk fornrit 8 , Reykjavík : Hið íslenzka
fornritafélag ...

Viking and Medieval Scandinavia

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Chronicles of the Vikings

... The works of Sven Aggesen : twelfth - century Danish historian : Viking Society
for Northern Research : text series 9 ( London , 1992 ) , pp . 14 , 33 ) , and it is
there that the link is made with the great king Knut of Denmark and England .

Chronicles of the Vikings

Author: Raymond Ian Page

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Page: 240

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Through translations of their surviving writings, the Vikings speak directly to the modern reader in this book, revealing much of their everyday feelings and concerns. The Vikings are shown as they saw themselves, portrayed in their own writings or in the reports of people who knew them closely. This book comprises of a series of translations from primary sources: runic inscriptions left behind by the Vikings, poems of their official skalds (literary works that entertained them), the few prose historical accounts that derive direct from the Vikings, and eyewitness reports of how the northern peoples lived.

Notae uberiores in historiam Danicam Saxonis Grammatici

Stephanius was forced to follow Horace's advice and hold back his work for nine
years . ... His editio princeps of the works of Saxo's contemporary , the historian
Sveno Aggonis ( Sven Aggesen ) , printed in Sorø 164224 , may today seem less
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Notae uberiores in historiam Danicam Saxonis Grammatici

Author: Stephen Hansen Stephanius

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum

ISBN:

Page: 362

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This facsimile edition of Stephanus Johannis Stephanius' Notæ Uberiores in Historian Danicam Saxons Grammatici, one of the high-water marks the century of the foundation of the Carlsbergfondet, since 1876 a never-failing sponsor of Danish humanistic studies.

Archaeological Review from Cambridge

The tales are based on the works of early historians Sven Aggesen and Saxo
Grammaticus , who recorded their perception of the Jelling monuments shortly
before 1200 ( Krogh 1983 : 183 ) , more than 200 years after their construction ...

Archaeological Review from Cambridge

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Aspects of Female Existence

In the brief History of Denmark by Sven Aggesen Estrid is of no interest . The
main purpose of this work is to mobilize the people to defend their legitimate king
, their patria , against the Germans . In this context Estrid is superfluous , she is
only ...

Aspects of Female Existence

Author: Birte Carlé

Publisher:

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Page: 146

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