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Tingsplatsens ordning: Tingsväsendets organiserande roll i svensk vikingatid
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Archaeology.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay provides a study of five Swedish locales in the Mälar Valley and Öland, namely Arkels tingstad, Aspa löt, Tingstad flisor, Anundshög and Signhilds kulle/Fornsigtuna, and their possible use as sites of Viking Age thing assemblies. Historical texts, place names and archaeological excavations are queried through the aid of a theoretical assemblage drawing on De Landa, Deleuze & Guattari, as well as Icelandic, British and Scandinavian research. Following this, I propose that the locales chosen as thing sites were communicational nexuses localised on commons in borderzones between land domains. Thus, space commonly understood as in the elite's periphery insteadbecomes of central importance.

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2015. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Anundshög, Arkels tingstad, Aspa löt, central place, commons, Fornsigtuna, law, mounds, rune stones, social organization, stone enclosures, thing (assembly), Tingstad flisor, Viking age
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30953OAI: diva2:1033298
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Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2016-10-07 Created: 2016-10-06 Last updated: 2016-10-07Bibliographically approved

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