Author: The Viking Archive

Very fine article touching on isolation in medieval societies, in particular in relation to the sagas of Grettir and Gisli. What did it mean to be banned from society? Where did one end up, what did one do, what was someone’s psychological state of mind during the situation? Naturally, not all questions can be answered in this article, but it sure is an interesting first step toward exploring the theme in medieval literature. See the website History of Emotions.

In Poznań, Poland, a huge defensive wall dating back to the second half of the tenth century has been found. As a result, archaeologists are rethinking the importance of the city of Poznań during the reign of Mieszko I. See the report of the discovery on First News.