Arnulf Krause's Die Welt der Wikinger Edition PDF

By Arnulf Krause

ISBN-10: 3593377837

ISBN-13: 9783593377834

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Eines der Erfolgsgeheimnisse: Ihre Boote waren die schnellsten. Diesen technischen Vorsprung wussten die Wikinger geschickt für den Aufstieg zur größten Seemacht ihrer Zeit zu nutzen. Ihr Einfluss reichte von Nordamerika bis Zentralasien, von Grönland bis Nordafrika. Und noch heute gehen viele skandinavische Feste und Bräuche auf die Wikingerzeit zurück. Arnulf Krause zeichnet das große Bild vom Leben der Nordmänner und entführt uns in die Welt der Wikinger.

Über den Autor

Arnulf Krause ist promovierter Germanist und Skandinavist, erfolgreicher Sachbuchautor und Experte für germanische Heldensagen und die Dichtung der Edda. Er lehrt als Honorarprofessor am Institut für Germanistik, Vergleichende Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft der Universität Bonn.

Arnulf Krause holds a doctorate in German language and literature and is an expert at the Germanic heroic legends. He lives in Bonn the place he holds a instructing place on the Friedrich-Wilhelm collage.

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Odin, Thor und die anderen nordischen Gottheiten bekamen ganz allmählich die Konkurrenz des Christengottes zu spüren. Über 200 Jahre koexistierten beide Religion zumeist friedlich nebeneinander, und die heidnischen Nordgermanen übernahmen fast unbemerkt die eine oder andere Vorstellung der neuen Religion. In Birka bestattete man so manchen Toten mit dem Kreuz als Symbol seines christlichen Glaubens. Ein Maure am dänischen Königshof Aber in Dänemark empfing man auch exotischere Reisende, so im Jahre 845 den Mauren al-Ghazal, der als Gesandter des Emirs von Córdoba in den fernen Norden reiste.

In diesem Fall kam es zu Verhandlungen zwischen den Kelten Cornwalls und den Nordmännern. Erstere fürchteten, ihre Unabhängigkeit an das erstarkte Wessex zu verlieren, und waren daher König Egbert nicht wohl gesonnen. Den dänischen Kriegern lag anscheinend an Verbündeten, die ihnen bei einem Sieg reiche Beute zusicherten. Dennoch gelang es Egbert, das keltisch-skandinavische Heer zu besiegen. Doch die Wikinger lernten aus diesem Präzedenzfall: Sich in innenpolitische Auseinandersetzungen einzumischen und gegebenenfalls dafür bezahlen zu lassen, konnte noch ergiebiger sein, als Klöster zu brandschatzen – wobei sie in England und im Frankenreich keine von beiden Möglichkeiten prinzipiell ausschlossen!

Die Dänen und ihr Reich Wo sich der Sage nach die legendäre Hirschhalle Heorot erhob, in Lejre, entstand die Residenz der Skjöldunge, des ersten namentlich bekannten dänischen Königsgeschlechts. Unweit des Roskildefjords auf der dänischen Hauptinsel Seeland gelegen, zeichnete sich dieser zentrale Ort durch große Grabhügel, Handwerksstätten und Herrscherhallen aus – ganz ähnlich der Beschreibung im Beowulf. Ihren Königen war es frühzeitig gelungen, große Teile des Landes zu kontrollieren und die Häuptlinge und Sippenchefs für sich zu gewinnen.

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