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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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2008
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History
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4,805 words
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The term “Scandinavia” covers three countries: Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The languages spoken in these countries are sufficiently similar to ...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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2004
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Social sciences, Politics
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The five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden together constitute Scandinavia. The Nordic-Teutonic ...

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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2005
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
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The eighteenth-century courses of the Scandinavian archrivals, Sweden (then including Finland) and the dual kingdoms of Denmark and Norway showed ...

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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2006
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Medicine and health
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Strictly speaking, the Nordic countries comprises Denmark (population, 5.2 million), with the Faroe Islands (44 000) and Greenland (56 000); ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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2010
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History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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[This entry contains three subentries, on Scandinavian sources, an overview of Scandinavian military history, and on Scandinavian historiography ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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In 1750, northern Europe was an economic and cultural backwater with shorter life spans, smaller animals, and higher death ...

archaeology: Scandinavia (including Finland and Estonia) and Iceland

archaeology: Scandinavia (including Finland and Estonia) and Iceland   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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The broad geographical expanse from *Iceland to Estonia and from Denmark to the North Cape encompasses vastly different topographies, climates, ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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146 words

In physicial geography, the n European peninsular countries of Sweden and Norway. In a broader, cultural sense it also ...

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The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

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2007
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History, Regional and National History
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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In a strict geographic sense, Scandinavia consists of the Scandinavian Peninsula (Norway, Sweden, and the northernmost part of Finland) to ...

Scandinavia, place names in

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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499 words

For Scandinavia, with practically no written records for the early MA (c.5th–13th centuries), place names (PN) are important ...

Scandinavia: rulers and dynasties—Denmark

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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The first known king of the Danes is Chochilaicus, who invaded France in 515. From the 8th century, we ...

Scandinavia: rulers and dynasties—Norway

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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484 words

According to the sagas, the first king to rule over most of present-day Norway was *Harald Fairhair, who after ...

Scandinavia: rulers and dynasties—Sweden

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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The first known Swedish king, Björn, ruled c.830 and is known only from the Vita Ansgarii. A ...

Scandinavian church

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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The Christianization of Scandinavia (that is, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden including Finland, which was a Swedish duchy until 1809) ...

Scandinavian military history

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1. Manpower and construction 2. Recruitment systems ...

1. Manpower and construction

The first parts of *Danevirke were constructed c.700.

supernatural beliefs in Scandinavia

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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980 words

1. Mythology 2. Supernatural nature beings 3. Monsters 4. Shape-changing 5. Ghosts 6. Dreams ...

1. Mythology

Later written sources, primarily from

Scandinavia

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Torsten Madsen, Marie Louise Stig Sørensen, Lotte Hedeager, and Richard A. Hall

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2012
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Early Prehistory of Scandinavia Scandinavia in the Bronze Age Scandinavia in the Iron Age Scandinavia in the Viking Age ...

Scandinavia

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Lars Mjøset

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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1,039 words

The five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden together constitute Scandinavia. The Nordic-Teutonic people inhabited the Nordic ...

Scandinavia

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,918 words
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The first thing to be clarified is the division of periods, which is not the same in the Nordic lands ...

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