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Det medeltida Visby: en kritisk studie av disskusionen om stadens etablering
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9665-0937
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Medieval Visby : a critical evaluation of the discussion on Visbys foundation (English)
Abstract [en]

Visby is a city that at first glance is of medieval origins. The popular image of scientists today is that the city was formed in the Middle Ages. According to some of the researchers Visby was formed during the Viking Age, it is based on the basis that the area has been used for a long period. Urban development in the Nordic countries is complex and there are different opinions as to why the Nordic cities emerge. It is important to shed light on the underlying process on why cities are emerging to provide clarity as to why Visby city is emerging. The aim of this paper is to do analyze the theories of several researchers, considering the urban development of Visby. The results show that the area of Visby has been a place that has been used since Stone Age, during the Viking age the area was a place for season trade. According to the archaeological sources is it not an indication of at town during the Viking age, because of the lack of permanent buildings.

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2013. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Middle age, Viking Age, Town, Trade, Christianity, Urban development, Gotland
National Category
History and Archaeology
URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1959OAI: diva2:632270
Subject / course
Archaeology (HGO)
Educational program
International Archaeology Programme (HGO)
Available from: 2013-08-14 Created: 2013-06-24 Last updated: 2013-08-14Bibliographically approved

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