All Norse lands outside Norway that paid 'skatt' (i.e. tax or tribute) to the King of Norway and thereby accepted him as the rightful lord of the land were labelled 'skattland' in the Middle Ages. While 'skatt' occurs in all Scandinavian languages, the term 'skattland' is documented in Norwegian only. However, the actual phenomenon of tribute-paying dominions is also well known in the kingdoms of Sweden and Denmark. Thus Gotland and Rügen like Man and the Isles were forced to pay tribute to their overlords in Sweden, Denmark and Norway respectively. In other words, 'skatt' and 'skattland' are indissolubly tied to the formation of realms and states and the relationship between the mainland and dependencies. This book will focus on the phenomenon 'skatt' in general and 'skattland' as part of different Nordic realm-formation projects in the Viking and Middle Ages. 'Norden' here is to be understood as the part of Northern Europe that between c.800 AD and c.1600 became subject to Scandinavian political domination. This book is the second in a series of four planned volumes on the Norwegian realm and its dependencies in the Central Middle Ages.
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The book's focus is on the phenomenon 'skatt' in general and 'skattland' as part of different Nordic realm-formation projects in the viking and middle ages. The articles are based on papers presented at the workshop 'State-formation, tax, tributes and 'skattlands' in Scandinavia and Britain'. With references.
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Feil ISBN i kolofonen: 978-82-519-2563-1

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ISBN
9788251928250
Publisert
2012
Utgave
1. utgave
Utgiver
Vendor
Tapir akademisk forlag
Vekt
696 gr
Aldersnivå
Voksen
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Antall sider
357

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