Mediaeval History Theses
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(University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
(University of St Andrews, 2015) - ThesisThis thesis explores textual depictions of the burial of leaders in Snorri Sturluson’s Heimskringla. Central to my argument is the close connection between representations of burial and the broader qualities of good/bad ...
(University of St Andrews, 2015-11-30) - ThesisIn and around the 870s, Britain was transformed dramatically by the campaigns and settlements of the Great Army and its allies. Some pre-existing political communities suffered less than others, and in hindsight the process ...
Curing the common soul : rethinking Byzantine heresy through the literary motif of disease (11th-12th centuries) (University of St Andrews, 2015-11) - ThesisThis thesis explores the literary topos in which heresy is defined in terms of disease, focusing particular attention on the reign of the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos (1081-1118). By examining the portrayals of two ...
Change in Northumbria : was Aldfrith of Northumbria's reign a period of innovation or did it merely reflect the development of processes already underway in the late seventh century? (University of St Andrews, 2015-11-30) - ThesisThis thesis looks at a period of Northumbrian history when the king was a part Irish, Iona trained scholar. Some have suggested that Aldfrith was assisted to the kingship by the northern victors of the battle of Nechtansmere. ...