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Vikings and the Western Frontier

Wienberg, Jes LU (2015) In Small Things – Wide Horizons: Studies in Honour of Birgitta Hårdh p.289-294
Abstract
The article investigates how and why the Vikings became world-famous. The point of departure is the World Exposition in Chicago in 1893, where an icon for the Viking, a replica of the Gokstad ship, arrived the very same day as Frederick Jackson Turner presented his frontier thesis. The origin of the word Viking, the romantic revival of the Viking, the creation of the Viking Age and the criticism of the Viking and the Viking Age is discussed. Finally the article argues that the Viking and the American frontiersman represent similar characters. The concept of the Viking has spread worldwide as an expression of an ideology central to the West.
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Vikings, Viking Age
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Small Things – Wide Horizons: Studies in Honour of Birgitta Hårdh
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Larsson, Lars; Ekengren, Fredrik; Helgesson, Bertil and Söderberg, Bengt
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289 - 294
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Archaeopress
ISBN
9781784911317
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English
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  author       = {Wienberg, Jes},
  editor       = {Larsson, Lars and Ekengren, Fredrik and Helgesson, Bertil and Söderberg, Bengt},
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Small Things – Wide Horizons: Studies in Honour of Birgitta Hårdh},
  title        = {Vikings and the Western Frontier},
  year         = {2015},
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