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Studia Medievalia Septentrionalia (SMS) Band 23

Conversions: Looking for Ideological Change in the Early Middle Ages

Studia Medievalia Septentrionalia (SMS)

Herausgegeben von Rudolf Simek

Band 23 Leszek Słupecki und Rudolf Simek (Hrsg.): Conversions: Looking for Ideological Change in the Early Midle Ages
Wien 2013, 373 Seiten.
ISBN: 978-3-902575-50-0


This volume contains 18 of the papers held at two conferences dedicated to the comparative study of conversion, both under the overall title of Conversion and Ideological Changes in Medieval Scandinavia in Comparative Perspective, in 2010 and 2011. The topic of conversion from various forms of pre-Christian polytheistic systems to one or the other of the three large monotheistic religions plays a major role in all discussions of the literature and cultural life of the Early Middle Ages not only in Northern and Western, but also in Central and eastern Europe. The papers in this volume thus not only encompass the conversion of Scandinavia or Ireland, but also deal with similar phenomena in Finland, Baltic Pruthenia, and even touch upon the conversion of the Khasars to Juddaism.