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Neil Price: Messenger Lectures 2012

The Viking Mind

Professor Neil Price (Archaeology, University of Aberdeen) delivers three lectures focusing on the fundamental role that narrative, storytelling and dramatisation played in the mindset of the Viking Age (8th-11th centuries), occupying a crucial place not only in the cycles of life but particularly in the ritual responses to dying and the dead.

Lecture 1: The Children of Ash: Cosmology and the Viking Universe


Lecture 2: Lecture 2 - Life and Afterlife: Dealing with the Dead in the Viking Age


Lecture 3: The Shape of the Soul: The Viking Mind and the Individual

 


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