SCAND 150R - The Vikings and the Nordic Heroic Tradition

Description
Examines the historical events in Europe A.D. 800 to A.D. 1100, and the resulting heroic legacy in medieval poetry and Icelandic sagas. The course focuses on Viking Age figures as warriors, kings, poets, outlaws and adventurers; pre-Christian religion, the Viking raids and the Norse experience in "Vinland" carefully considered. Notes: All readings and discussions in English. May be repeated for credit with the permission of the instructor. Course site: https://locator.tlt.harvard.edu/course/colgsas-122444/2019/spring/19040
Credits
4
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Recent Semesters
Spring 2020
Offered
TuTh
Avg. Class Size
36
Avg. Sections
1