Different strokes: judicial violence in Viking-Age England and Scandinavia

Ruiter, Keith and Ashby, Steven P. (2019) Different strokes: judicial violence in Viking-Age England and Scandinavia. Viking and Medieval Scandinavia, 14. pp. 153-184. ISSN 1782-7183

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This paper takes a fresh look at the use of judicial violence in the societies of Viking-Age England and Scandinavia. Using interdisciplinary methodologies, it considers legal, historical, literary, and archaeological evidence for judicially-prescribed maiming and execution. Using this evidence, it describes the English and Scandinavian systems of judicial violence in new detail, reflecting on important aspects of each in turn before turning to a more comparative approach to redirect debate and focus future work.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: violence, Medieval Law, punishment, landscape, Cnut the Great, execution, capital punishment, outlawry, history, literature, archaeology, Viking, Scandinavia, Viking Age, England, Old English, Old Norse, deviant burial, atypical burial
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
K Law > K Law (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PD Germanic languages
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PF West Germanic
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PT Germanic literature
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Arts & Humanities
Depositing User: Keith Ruiter
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2022 15:21
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2022 15:21
URI: https://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2835

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