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Iron Age Myth and Materiality
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Introduction Part I: A Mythical Narrative 1. The mythical cycle of Odin Part II: Words of Identity 2. Written sources on the pre-Christian past 3. Origin myths and political/ethnical affiliations Part III: The Constitution of 'Otherness' 4. Embodied in animals 5.Other ways of `being in the world' Part IV: Materiality Matters 6. Commemorative places 7. The cosmic order of landscapes Part V: The Making of Norse Mythology 8. Knowledge production reconsidered 9. Hypothesis I: The Huns in Scandinavia 10. Hypothesis II: Attila and the recast of Scandinavian mythology 11. Stranger kings: Intruders from the outside realm

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Lotte Hedeager is Professor of Archaeology and Head of the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo, Norway.

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"These theories can breathe new life into ancient myths and this book should appeal to anyone either with an interest in northern mythology or in material culture - or both." - Minerva Magazine

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