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Today I chat with Dr. Alexandra Sanmark, Reader in Medieval Archaeology at the Centre for Nordic Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We discuss assembly sites across the Old Norse World and the significance they had in how the Vikings governed their people.

Be sure to check out my new book  The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide.

The Poetic Edda is a collection of medieval Icelandic poems about the Norse gods and their human heroes. It is a crucial source for Norse myth and has inspired the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkein and the operas of Richard Wagner.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Viking Law and Order

Dr. Sanmark’s Biography, Work, and Publications

Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia:

The Legendary Settlement of Iceland

Ragnar Lothbrok

Twelve Great Viking Leaders

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Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr

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