Christian Life in Twelfth-Century Scandinavia : A Comparative Approach

Autore: Erik Niblaeus
In: Storica. 40 • anno XIV, 2008
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Christian Life in Twelfth-Century Scandinavia: A Comparative Approach
The article seeks to place twelfth century Christian life in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden in the broader context of European Christianity, suggesting comparisons with other outlying, recently Christianised regions as well as with the centre. It proposes that contemporary impressions of barbarity can often be deceptive, and Christianity in twelfth-century Scandinavia is best viewed as part of a greater European picture.