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Hovet i Hovshaga: Kult och samhälle i det förhistoriska folklandet Värend
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to inquire into the pre-historic cult and the power structures in the folkland Värend, a region in present days Kronoberg County in Småland Sweden. The district Hovshaga is located at the northern outskirts of Växjö, the provincial capital. According to linguistic- and place name studies (toponymy) “hof” implies an Iron Age central place with a high probability of ritual cult presence.  

The toponymy of this district serve as the outset of this inquiry, using archeological records and reports on Värend as my empiric material coupled with prehistoric place-name studies and studies of hierarchies, Norse mythology, phenomenology and a little bit of sociology I hope to make some of the social dynamics of Värend become visible. 

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Värend, Kronoberg, Småland, Cult, Ritual, Religion, Hov
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49035OAI: diva2:895927
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Available from: 2016-01-20 Created: 2016-01-20 Last updated: 2016-01-20Bibliographically approved

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