Vox regis: Royal Communication in High Medieval Norway (The Northern World, Book 74)

October 30, 2020
Vox regis: Royal Communication in High Medieval Norway (The Northern World, Book 74)

In Vox regis: Royal Communication in High MedievalNorway, David Brégaint examines how the Norwegian monarchygradually managed to infiltrate Norwegian society through thedevelopment of a communicative system during the High Middle Ages,from c. 1150 to c. 1300. Drawing on sagas, didactic literature,charters, and laws, the book demonstrates how the Norwegian kingsincreasingly played a key -role in the promotion of royal ideologyin society through rituals and the written word. In particular, thebook stresses the interaction between secular and clerical culture,the role of the Church and of the Norwegian aristocracy