HIST 3520 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Satan, Birka, Olaf Tryggvason

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Christianization refers to the process of changing their views and beliefs. Conversion is the act of changing their religion. Make sure to understand the two terms. What made them different and what made the viking act in different way. Cipher through information to include all important dates. Some myths are strange and make no sense. Faith in itself is not logic is not based on science is based on what we know with our hearts. These myths are fragmentary are enigmatic are changeable , there are nothing consisitent about them old gods are replaced by new gods nothing static about this religion. Old norse religion and christianity are fundamentally different. Chrisitianization of vikings is a long process. Take places in different times in different places. First is infiltration: vikings are influenced by christianity - there are missionarires going to scandinavia - when settling the locals tell them stories etc.

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