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Remembering and Forgetting Pagan Kings of the Danes in the Eleventh Century. Diverging Choices Within an Early Christian Dynasty

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In eleventh-century Denmark, the memory of the pagan kings of the Danes of the previous centuries was treated in many different ways: practices and choices of oral and written memory, oblivion and reinterpretations can be identified. We illustrate those varied strategies in three main contexts: oblivion, as exemplified by the work of Ailnoth; the use (or lack of use) of genealogy in the reign of Knud the Great and his sons; reinterpretations of past reigns by King Svend Estridsen, as described in the work of Adam of Bremen.

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hal-02145602 , version 1 (16-11-2019)

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Alban Gautier. Remembering and Forgetting Pagan Kings of the Danes in the Eleventh Century. Diverging Choices Within an Early Christian Dynasty. Scandinavian Journal of History, 2021, 46 (3), pp.285-303. ⟨10.1080/03468755.2019.1622280⟩. ⟨hal-02145602⟩
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