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In Scandinavia the examine of disputes continues to be a comparatively new subject: The papers provided right here talk about how conflicts have been dealt with in Scandinavian societies within the heart a while earlier than the emergence of sturdy centralized states. What concepts did humans use to contest strength, estate, rights, honour, and different kinds of fabric or symbolic resources? Seven essays by way of Scandinavian students are supplemented via contributions from Stephen White, John Hudson and Gerd Althoff, to supply a brand new baseline for discussing either the suggestions pursued within the political online game and people used to settle neighborhood disputes. utilizing perform and method as key analytical ideas, those authors discover formal legislation and litigation along side non-formal criminal complaints akin to out-of-court mediation, rituals, emotional posturing, and feuding. Their insights position the Northern medieval global in a eu context of dispute experiences. With introductory sections on social constitution, resources fabrics, and the historiography of Scandinavian dispute experiences. individuals are Gerd Althoff, Catharina Andersson, Kim Esmark, Lars Ivar Hansen, Lars Hermanson, John Hudson, Auour G. Magnusdottir, Hans Jacob Orning, Helle Vogt and Stephen D. White."

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