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Jómsvikinga Saga


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Icelandic saga, written down c.ad 1200, which tells of the foundation of a fortified camp on the southern coast of the Baltic by a Dane from Funen. In the camp, Jómsborg, lives a military elite under strict discipline. The saga owes much to a 12th‐century nascent chivalry, but perhaps enshrines the memory of garrison camps like those of Svein Forkbeard in Denmark.

Subjects: Archaeology — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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