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Visions of North in premodern Europe
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies. (UGPS ; Arcum)
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The North has long attracted attention, not simply as a circumpolar geographical location, but also as an ideological space, a place that is 'made' through the understanding, imagination, and interactions of both insiders and outsiders. The envisioning of the North brings it into being, and it is from this starting point that this volume explores how the North was perceived from ancient times up to the early modern period, questioning who, where, and what was defined as North over the course of two millennia.

Covering historical periods as diverse as Ancient Greece to eighteenth-century France, and drawing on a variety of disciplines including cultural history, literary studies, art history, environmental history, and the history of science, the contributions gathered here combine to shed light on one key question: how was the North constructed as a place and a people? Material such as sagas, the ethnographic work of Olaus Magnus, religious writing, maps, medical texts, and illustrations are drawn on throughout the volume, offering important insights into how these key sources continued to be used over time. Selected texts have been compiled into a useful appendix that will be of considerable value to scholars.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brepols, 2018. , p. 370
Series
Cursor Mundi ; 31
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History Languages and Literature Cultural Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-143120DOI: 10.1484/M.CURSOR-EB.5.112872ISBN: 9782503574752 (print)ISBN: 9782503574769 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-143120DiVA, id: diva2:1167123
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Riksbankens JubileumsfondAvailable from: 2017-12-18 Created: 2017-12-18 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved

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