Culture, Environment and Adaptation in the North constitutes a space for the production and dissemination of new insights on societies in the northern regions of the globe, including Scandinavia, and Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, Canada and Alaska to the West, and Finland, the Baltic countries, northern Russia, Mongolia, and Siberia to the East. Loosely defined by latitude, the North is also distinctive in the tight connections of environmental, historical, geopolitical and cultural conditions that have characterised its regions, from prehistoric times to the present day. Northern regions have held enormous natural resources that have attracted peoples at various historical periods, with their large reserves of oil and gas forming the primary focus today - with all that this entails for environmental, social, and cultural challenges. This series produces cutting-edge, anthropological, sociological and geographical knowledge of northern adaptations in relation to the natural and societal environments of the northern regions.
By Hanne Lovise Aannestad, Unn Pedersen, Marianne Moen, Elise Naumann, Heidi Lund Berg
April 29, 2022
This volume explores the changes that occurred during the Viking Age, as Scandinavian societies fell in line with the larger forces that dominated the Insular world and Continental Europe, absorbing the powerful symbiosis of Christianity and monarchy, adapting to the idea of royal lineage and ...
By Zanette T. Glørstad, Kjetil Loftsgarden
October 18, 2018
The Viking Age was a period of profound change in Scandinavia. As kingdoms were established, Christianity became the encompassing ideological and cosmological framework and towns were formed. This book examines a central backdrop to these changes: the economic transformation of West Scandinavia. ...