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Saxo Grammaticus: Hierocratical Conceptions and Danish Hegemony in the Thirteenth Century
by André Szczawlinska Muceniecks
Arc Humanities Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-1-942401-14-8 | Cloth: 978-1-942401-13-1
Library of Congress Classification DL147.S243M83 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 948.9015

Denmark of the twelfth to thirteenth centuries was a place of transitions, and this volume analyzes that period through the lens of the <i>Gesta Danorum </i>of Saxo Grammaticus and other sources. The <i>Gesta</i> defends not only hierocratic conceptions but the Danish hegemonic project in the Baltic - which was grounded in the crusade movements. Such movements are presented through complex language and imagery about a glorious past brought to bear on the projects in the thirteenth century while internal tensions strengthen the monarchic and ecclesiastical institutions.

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