Viking Yule: The Norse Winter Holiday & the Wild Hunt w/ Dr. Terry Gunnell
The History of Vikings
by Noah Tetzner
3M ago
Support this podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/historyofviking Visit my friend and Swedish blacksmith, Philip Lufolk: https://lufolk.com Medieval Scandinavians and other Germanic peoples celebrated a holiday called Yule during the time of year when days became longer and winter was at its peak.  What was this holiday and how was it celebrated? Do we have surviving evidence for what happened at Yule celebrations during the Viking Age?  In today’s holiday-themed episode, I’m joined by Dr. Terry Gunnell, Professor Emeritus of Folkloristics at the University of Iceland and ..read more
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Viking Combat: The Violent Society of the Norse w/ Hurstwic
The History of Vikings
by Noah Tetzner
3M ago
Support this podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/historyofviking During the Middle Ages, seafaring Scandinavian marauders wrought havoc in lands both near and far—from Iceland to Finland, and Córdoba to Constantinople. These were warriors who belonged to an altogether violent society. They are known to us today as Vikings.  One may read about their military exploits in Old Norse sagas and the chronicles of Christian monks; walk across the remains of warships and ring fortresses, or behold their carefully preserved weapons in some of Europe’s finest museums.  Yet, it has ..read more
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Viking Encampments
The History of Vikings
by Noah Tetzner
1y ago
Today I chat with Dr. Christian Cooijmans, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Liverpool and author of Monarchs and Hydrarchs: The Conceptual Development of Viking Activity across the Frankish Realm (c. 750–940) Referenced in Today’s Episode: Monarchs and Hydrarchs ''Down by the River: Exploring the Logistics of Viking Encampment across Atlantic Europe'' Follow Dr. Christian Cooijmans on Academia.edu Email Noah with ideas for future episodes: noah@thehistoryofvikings.com Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr ..read more
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Viking Warrior Women | Vikings in Poland
The History of Vikings
by Noah Tetzner
1y ago
Today I chat with Dr. Leszek Gardeła, a Researcher at the National Museum of Denmark and author of multiple books on the Viking Age. Support this podcast by visiting our sponsor, Atlas VPN: https://get.atlasvpn.com/Vikings Referenced in Today’s Episode: Women and Weapons in the Viking World: Amazons of the North Follow Dr. Leszek Gardeła on Academia.edu Email Noah with ideas for future episodes: noah@thehistoryofvikings.com Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr ..read more
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Norse Mythology & a Pantheon of Gods
The History of Vikings
by Noah Tetzner
1y ago
Today I chat with Dr. Terry Gunnell, Professor of Folkloristics at the University of Iceland. Referenced in Today’s Episode: Follow Dr. Terry Gunnell on Academia.edu The Prose Edda The Poetic Edda Email Noah with ideas for future episodes: noah@thehistoryofvikings.com Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr ..read more
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Harald Hardrada: The Last Viking
The History of Vikings
by Noah Tetzner
1y ago
Today I chat with Don Hollway, a historian, illustrator, historical re-enactor, and classical rapier fencer. Don is the author of The Last Viking: The True Story of King Harald Hardrada. Referenced in Today’s Episode: The Last Viking: The True Story of King Harald Hardrada Don Hollway's Website Email Noah with ideas for future episodes: noah@thehistoryofvikings.com Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr ..read more
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Berserks, Shieldmaidens, & Mythical Heroes w/ Dr. Jackson Crawford
The History of Vikings
by Noah Tetzner
2y ago
Today I speak with Dr. Jackson Crawford about two sagas of mythical heroes. Support this podcast by visiting our sponsor Norse Tradesman. P.S. - You can save 20% off your order by using the coupon code ''VIKING'' at checkout. Referenced in Today’s Episode: Two Sagas of Mythical Heroes: Hervor and Heidrek and Hrólf Kraki and His Champions Dr. Crawford's Website with Links to All of His Books Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries noah@thehistoryofvikings.com Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr ..read more
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The Hidden History of Viking Warrior Women w/ Nancy Marie Brown
The History of Vikings
by Noah Tetzner
2y ago
Today I speak with Nancy Marie Brown about the hidden history of Viking warrior women. Support this podcast by visiting our sponsor Norse Tradesman. P.S. - You can save 20% off your order by using the coupon code ''VIKING'' at checkout. Referenced in Today’s Episode: The Real Valkyrie: The Hidden History of Viking Warrior Women Nancy's Website with Links to all Her Books Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries noah@thehistoryofvikings.com Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr ..read more
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Witchcraft & the Christianization of the North w/ Dr. Ármann Jakobsson
The History of Vikings
by Noah Tetzner
2y ago
Today I speak with Dr. Ármann Jakobsson about witchcraft and the Christianization of medieval Scandinavia. Support this podcast by visiting our sponsor Norse Tradesman. P.S. - You can save 20% off your order by using the coupon code ''VIKING'' at checkout. Referenced in Today’s Episode: The Troll Inside You: Paranormal Activity in the Medieval North Follow Dr. Jakobsson on Facebook Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries noah@thehistoryofvikings.com Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr ..read more
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Tales of Valhalla: Norse Myths & Legends w/ Martyn Whittock
The History of Vikings
by Noah Tetzner
2y ago
Today I speak with Martyn Whittock about Norse myths and legends. Support this podcast by visiting our sponsor Norse Tradesman. P.S. - You can save 20% off your order by using the coupon code ''VIKING'' at checkout. Referenced in Today’s Episode: Tales of Valhalla: Norse Myths and Legends Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries noah@thehistoryofvikings.com Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr ..read more
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