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Linguistic patterns in the place-names of Norway and the Northern Isles

Linguistic patterns in the place-names of Norway and the Northern IslesBy Berit SandnesNorthern Lights, Northern Words. Selected Papers from the FRLSU Conference, Kirkwall 2009, edited by Robert McColl Millar (2010)Introduction: Considering the Vikings’ massive cultural influence on the Northern Isles, the material evidence for Old Norse culture is surprisingly scarce.
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Storytelling in Medieval Wales

Storytelling in Medieval WalesBy Sioned Davies,Oral Tradition, Vol.7:2 (1992)Introduction: Very little is known of the storyteller and his functions in medieval Welsh society. Welsh sources imply that tales were recited in prose by professional storytellers—the cyfarwyddiaid (singular cyfarwydd). In medieval Ireland, there is evidence to suggest that the composition of both prose and poetry was linked to the fili, the poet, although storytelling was not one of his main functions.
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Miyazaki’s Medieval World: Japanese Medievalism and the Rise of Anime

Miyazaki’s Medieval World: Japanese Medievalism and the Rise of AnimeBy E. L. RisdenThe Year’s Work in Medievalism, Vol. 28 (2013)Introduction: Hayao Miyazaki’s films always present vibrant worlds full of lush, colorful landscapes, characters, and fantastic, even mythic adventures. His stories suggest, as in Shinto, both strong ties to the past and the ever-present and powerful draw of nature alive with spirits of all sorts, yet they also show a belief in traditional local politics, a fear of larger or external militaristic powers, and an appreciation of Japan’s medieval traditions.
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Can you Solve these 10 Medieval Riddles?

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Quiz: Important Dates in Literature

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The Picts and the Martyrs or Did Vikings Kill the Native Population of Orkney and Shetland?

The Picts and the Martyrs or Did Vikings Kill the Native Population of Orkney and Shetland?By Brian SmithNorthern Studies, Vol.36 (2001)Introduction: Nearly a quarter of a century ago Iain Crawford gave a paper to the eighth Viking Congress. His title was ‘War or peace’. Crawford’s essay, about Norse immigration in the Northern and Western Isles, and the immigrants’ relationship with the native Picts, was a smashing piece of work.
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