History Channel’s series „Vikings“ revolves around the legendary Viking Ragnar Loðbrók and his sons. In its six seasons, viewers witness one Viking family’s quest to explore, pillage and seize the world. The raging, colonial expansion of Ragnar & sons…
Vuorela discusses Finland’s position in the colonial power structures and explains the concept of ‚colonial complicity‘. She demonstrates the Finnish complicity with some examples and talks about the downsides of power.
For some, a medieval manuscript is not very exciting: simply an old book with on the damaged pages a handwriting barely readable. But for others, “manuscripts are like a part of them like flesh of their flesh and blood of their blood”.
A review on Guðmundur Hálfdánarson’s chapter „Interpreting the Nordic Past: Icelandic Medieval Manuscripts and the Construction of a Modern nation“.