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The social weight of silver in the Íslendingasögur and the Viking Age hoards

Ekengren, Fredrik LU and Domeij, Maria LU (2015) p.20-26
Abstract
This study suggests a predominantly socially-strategic function of the silver found in Viking Age hoards, more specifically, connected to the realm of customary law and the blood feud as a social institution. This suggestion is based on a quantitative and contextual analysis of the Íslendingasögur, and a comparison between the function of silver in the sagas and the composition and context of the hoards.
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Spillings, Hoards, Silver, Customary law, Viking Age, Íslendingasögur, Early Medieval Archaeology, Family Sagas, Old Norse, Viking Studies
host publication
Small Things – Wide Horizons
editor
Larsson, Lars; Ekengren, Fredrik; Helgesson, Bertil; Söderberg, Bengt; ; ; and
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20 - 26
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Archaeopress Archaeology
ISBN
9781784911317
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English
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yes
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b69ea333-32ae-476f-b92e-93b669dd7b2e (old id 7760754)
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2015-08-17 13:55:36
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  abstract     = {This study suggests a predominantly socially-strategic function of the silver found in Viking Age hoards, more specifically, connected to the realm of customary law and the blood feud as a social institution. This suggestion is based on a quantitative and contextual analysis of the Íslendingasögur, and a comparison between the function of silver in the sagas and the composition and context of the hoards.},
  author       = {Ekengren, Fredrik and Domeij, Maria},
  editor       = {Larsson, Lars and Ekengren, Fredrik and Helgesson, Bertil and Söderberg, Bengt},
  isbn         = {9781784911317},
  keyword      = {Spillings,Hoards,Silver,Customary law,Viking Age,Íslendingasögur,Early Medieval Archaeology,Family Sagas,Old Norse,Viking Studies},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {20--26},
  publisher    = {Archaeopress Archaeology},
  title        = {The social weight of silver in the Íslendingasögur and the Viking Age hoards},
  year         = {2015},
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