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This course introduces students to a period of warfare and pillage, political turmoil and social transformation, but also economic expansion and cultural innovation. In 795 Viking raiders mercilessly attacked the Christian monastic community on Iona in the Scottish western isles. From then on their activities extended from Denmark, Norway and Sweden out to Continental Europe, North America, Russia, and the Mediterranean Basin. Over time they became transformed from heathen raiders into Christianized settlers. In Iceland they created a republic which has remained Scandinavian in culture; elsewhere, for instance Britain, Ireland, and Russia, they adopted and modified the host culture.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); 2000 word essay (40%) and tutorial participation (10%).
Chairing discussions, individual classroom presentations, individual essay return.