Primstav and Apocalypse : Time and its Reckoning in Medieval Scandinavia

Master thesis English OPEN
Powell, Avery Myers;
(2011)

This work is intended as an exploration of methods of time-reckoning and conception in Medieval Scandinavia. In the main this is tied to the dynamism between a duality: that of the cyclical and linear models of time’s progression. Involved in this study are sources ve... View more
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    General Theoretical Models ................................................................................. 8 State of Scholarship on the Sources ................................................................... 15 The Mechanics of Medieval Time-Reckoning................................................................. 21 Moments out of Time........................................................................................................... 26 Images Imparted ............................................................................................................... 28 Figure 1 Årdal I, Årdal Church, Sogn og Fjordane, ca. 1300. Painted Altar Frontal. Bergen Museum, Bergen. ..................................................................................................................... 37 Figure 2 Primstav NF.1950-0032 winter side, 1417. Carved wood, 5.7 x 70.0 cm. Norsk Folkemuseum, Oslo.................................................................................................................. 47 Figure 3 Primstav NF.1950-0032 summer side, 1417. Carved wood, 5.7 x 70.0 cm. Norsk

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