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  • Part V: Place Names

    Stefan Olsson

    Chapter from the book: Olsson, S. 2019. The Hostages of the Northmen: From the Viking Age to the Middle Ages.


    In Part V, the idea of what I refer to as ‘available hostages’ is further developed. This phenomenon can be found in place names that suggest organizational forms around the hostages. In this part the Swedish place name Gyslamarchia, mentioned in the Gesta Danorum, is discussed. This place name is then put in relation to place names with a similar meaning in Finland and Estonia. A comparsion is made with the irish place name Airgíalla.

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    Olsson, S. 2019. Part V: Place Names. In: Olsson, S, The Hostages of the Northmen. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16993/bba.e

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    Published on Dec. 16, 2019


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