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2. Early Scandinavian kingdoms

2. Early Scandinavian kingdoms  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192806079
The Viking Age can't be understood without some understanding of Scandinavia and the changes that took place there from the 8th century onwards. ‘Early Scandinavian kingdoms’ looks at ... More
3. Can we measure corruption?

3. Can we measure corruption?  

Leslie Holmes

in Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785214
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199689699
Has the scale of corruption been increasing over the years? Are some countries more corrupt than others? In order to answer these questions, we need to be able to measure corruption, which ... More
1. Vikings then and now

1. Vikings then and now  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192806079
‘Vikings then and now’ examines where the notion of the Vikings comes from and attempts to deconstruct the term, which is a nebulous concept. In different contexts the Vikings have been ... More
12. Reinventing the Vikings

12. Reinventing the Vikings  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0012
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chapter
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9780192806079
Our modern image of the Vikings owes more to recent appropriation of the term than to historical-based reality. ‘Reinventing the Vikings’ examines recent interpretations of the Vikings. In ... More
3. Pagans and Christians

3. Pagans and Christians  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192806079
The Vikings were regarded as aggressive pagans. Their conversion to Christianity is now seen as a gradual process in which Christianity coexisted alongside older beliefs in an early ... More
4. Changes in the countryside

4. Changes in the countryside  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192806079
Archaeologists argue that the Vikings' origins lay in a process of gradual settlement evolution, as well as a growing complexity in settlement types. ‘Changes in the countryside’ looks at ... More
The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction  

Julian D. Richards

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192806079
The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction reveals the history, society, and culture of the Vikings, and their expansion overseas for trade, colonization, and plunder. How did the ... More
2. New world order

2. New world order  

Julian Stallabrass

in Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2020
Published Online: 
Dec 2020
eISBN: 
9780191865640
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826620.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198826620
‘New world order’ examines globalized art production and consumption. Just as business executives circled the earth in search of new markets, so a breed of nomadic global curators began to ... More

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