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Unpredictability and presence [electronic resource] : Norwegian kingship in the High Middle Ages / by Hans Jacob Orning ; translated by Alan Crozier.

By: Orning, Hans Jacob.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Northern world: v. 38.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008Description: 1 online resource (vi, 375 p.) : ill., map.ISBN: 9789047443285 (electronic bk.); 9047443284 (electronic bk.).Uniform titles: Uforutsigbarhet og n�rv�r. English Subject(s): Norway -- Kings and rulers -- History | Monarchy -- Norway -- History -- To 1500 | State, The | Civilization, Medieval | HISTORY | Electronic books | K�onig | Norwegen | Geschichte 1150-1350Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Unpredictability and presence.DDC classification: 948.1/014 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Ideal subordination : obedience and service -- The forerunner : the relationship to God -- The relationship to the king -- Practical subordination : loyalty -- The relationship between king and retainers -- The relationship between the king and the magnates -- The relationship between the king and the peasants -- Unpredictability and presence -- Norwegian kings 1161-1319 -- Larger factional groups 1177-1240 -- Titles of some important royal officials.
Summary: Applies a legal anthropological framework to Norwegian history. This book focuses on what happens when pre-state conflict patterns encounters a stable royal power in the high middle ages. It formulates the question of state formation in a different way. It demonstrates the relevance of studying Scandinavian history as part of European history.
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Oslo Univ., 2004.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-365) and index.

Translated from the Norwegian.

Ideal subordination : obedience and service -- The forerunner : the relationship to God -- The relationship to the king -- Practical subordination : loyalty -- The relationship between king and retainers -- The relationship between the king and the magnates -- The relationship between the king and the peasants -- Unpredictability and presence -- Norwegian kings 1161-1319 -- Larger factional groups 1177-1240 -- Titles of some important royal officials.

Applies a legal anthropological framework to Norwegian history. This book focuses on what happens when pre-state conflict patterns encounters a stable royal power in the high middle ages. It formulates the question of state formation in a different way. It demonstrates the relevance of studying Scandinavian history as part of European history.

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