First published in 1993, Medieval Scandinavia: An Encyclopedia covers every aspect of the region during the Middle Ages, including rulers and saints, overviews of the countries, religion, education, politics and law, culture and material life, history, literature, and art. Written by a team of expert contributors, the encyclopedia offers those who lack command of the various Scandinavian languages a basic tool for the study of Medieval Scandinavia from roughly the Migration Period to the Reformation.
With full-page maps, useful supplementary photos, cross-references and a comprehensive index, this work will be a valuable and absorbing volume for students of the Norse sagas, the Viking age, and Old English history and literature, and for anyone interested in the cultural and historical heritage of Scandinavia.
Phillip Pulsiano is late Professor of English at Villanova University.
Kirsten Wolf is Professor and Torger Thompson Chair at University of Wisconsin, Madison. She joined the Department in the fall of 2001, where she teaches a variety of courses on Old Norse-Icelandic language and literature and Scandinavian linguistics.