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Die Passio Olavi in den Händen der Kaufleute: Die Recensiones II und III

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The new political situation within the Nordic countries has led to the relocation of government priorities and the constitution of various union governments. Since the mid-13th century, Norwegian culture had to respond to new impulses from the Continent: the foundation of the North German Hanseatic League, which is now dominated the vital trade routes in Scandinavia. This chapter presents an overview on the Olav as king of Denmark and Norway und as the new Christ. It discusses the Sagas and the vernacular Olav tradition. The Recensio I is anchored exclusively in Latin literature of the Middle Ages and learns only secondarily edits in the Vernacular. At the beginning of 16th century the Passio Olavi and thus the worship of Olav enter into two places in the northern German Holstein, which partially belonged to Denmark and Norway and also to Sweden. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: new Christ; Norwegian culture; Sagas; vernacular Olav tradition; worship of Olav



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