Tag Archives: Vikings

Þrír Vegir í Miklagarð (part three)

Wulf: A Displaced Anglo-Saxon, c. 1090 It had been the better part of a lifetime since the Conquest, and Wulf was resolved to stay and settle in his adoptive city. His loyalty to his former liege lords had been remote … Continue reading

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Þrír Vegir í Miklagarð (part two)

Bolli: An Opportunistic Icelander, c. 1040 Bolli’s ax sat heavily on his shoulders, but he did not notice the weight. The emperor’s life-guard was back from Bulgar-fighting in Prilep and he was thinking about the new red cloak he would … Continue reading

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Þrír Vegir í Miklagarð (part one)

Halfdan: A Swedish Varangian via Kievan Rus, c. 990 Halfdan was not the first Halfdan to come to Miklagard. This he discovered shortly after his arrival from Kiev with Prince Vladimir’s other Rus. On especially important days, the life-guard accompanied … Continue reading

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Summer Sequel: Three Roads to Miklagård

Brigid Ehrmantraut from Princeton University has been generous to offer her recent essay on Scandinavian mercenaries in Constantinople as a reading feuilleton for the Nordic Byzantine Network. Before we do so, we are happy to have Brigid’s attention for a few … Continue reading

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Mer Miklagård

De två volymer om vikingar och Bysans som Fedir Androschuk förestått inom serien Studia Byzantina Upsaliensia har nyligen belönats med en recension av Rune Edberg som vi här tar tillfället att länka till.

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Ny serie om vikingaflicka i Miklagård

Läsare av Dagens ETC har sedan i somras kunnat följa den äventyrliga vikingaflickan Siris resa till Miklagård i form av Patric Nyströms och Per Demervalls nya seriealbum Siri och vikingarna, utgivet av Rabén & Sjögren (2016). I följetongsformatet publiceras en … Continue reading

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Bysans i Belgrad

Den 22-27 augusti samlades världens bysantinologer i Belgrad för att under AIEB:s egid delta i den 23:e internationella kongressen för bysantinska studier. Temat för 2016 års kongress var ”Byzantium – a world of changes”, och i viss mån kan man … Continue reading

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