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dc.contributor.advisorWoolf, Alex
dc.contributor.authorPrescott, Joshua
dc.coverage.spatial144en
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-26T16:16:35Z
dc.date.available2009-08-26T16:16:35Z
dc.date.issued2009-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/741
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis I argue that Earl Rögnvaldr Kali, lacking a patrilinial claim to the earldom of Orkney, used the cult of St Magnús, his maternal uncle, to create a new religiously based legitimacy for himself. Furthermore, I argue that the process of propagating this new ideology lead to a strengthening of both the Orcadian Church and the earl. In constructing this thesis I utilize both narrative sources, especially the Orkneyinga saga, and none written sources, i.e. archeological and place name studies. I have also used such documentary evidence as exists for twelfth-century Orkney, though this is fairly scant. I also relate the changes in ecclesiastical and political organization and administration to pan-European reforms of twelfth century to illustrate Orkney's movement from a chieftaincy to a high mediaeval ‘state’.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.subjectOrkneyen
dc.subjectEarl of Orkneyen
dc.subjectOrkneyinga sagaen
dc.subjectSt Magnusen
dc.subjectRognvaldren
dc.subjectOuncelandsen
dc.subjectPennylandsen
dc.subjectEarlshipen
dc.subject.lccDA880.O6P8
dc.subject.lcshRognvaldr Kali Kolsson--Earl of Orkney--d. 1158en
dc.subject.lcshOrkney (Scotland)--History--To 1500en
dc.titleEarl Rognvaldr Kali: crisis and development in twelfth-century Orkneyen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnameMPhil Master of Philosophyen
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen


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