Scandinavian Myth and Religion
General Catalog Course Title:
Scandinavian Myth and Religion
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Spring 2015
Spring 2014
Spring 2013

Three hours of lecture and discussion per week. The course is intended to present a survey of the religious beliefs of Scandinavia from prehistory through the conversion to Christianity (eleventh century), as illustrated in narrative and, to a lesser extent, archaeological materials. The approach will be primarily source-critical, with some use of comparative Germanic and Indo-European data. By the end of the course, students should know the sources well, have an understanding of the major problems involved in this study, and be aware of the more important scholarly trends in the field.

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