History of the Norwegian People, Volume 1

Knut GJERSET (1865 - 1936)

A detailed and exhaustive history of the Norwegian People, written in two volumes. The author, Knut Gjerset, was born in Western Norway in 1865 and immigrated to Chippewa County, Minnesota, in the US with his parents in 1871 and his brother Oluf later got elected to public office there. He received a B.A. in Literature from the University of Minnesota, and also studied at John's Hopkins University from 1895-1896, and the University of Heidelberg, where he was awarded a PhD, from 1896-1898. This first volume deals with the Norwegian History from the earliest times, to the early 14th century and covers topics such as: Prehistoric Norway and iron and Bronze age cultures in the area, the Viking era, The Christianization of Norway and some related information on Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Shetland/Orkney Islands, etc., Early kings of Norway, Norway in the Crusades, and foreign policy reformations at the beginning of the Late Middle Ages. - Summary by Ærik Bjørnsson

Genre(s): Antiquity, Middle Ages/Middle History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Ærik Bjørnsson
00:02:57
Play 01 The Country and Its Resources Ærik Bjørnsson
00:14:30
Play 02 Scandinavia in Prehistoric Times, The Stone Age Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 03 The Bronze Age Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 04 The Iron Age Ærik Bjørnsson
00:11:13
Play 05 The Migrations Ærik Bjørnsson
00:16:14
Play 06 The People Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 07 The Dawn of Historic Norway Ærik Bjørnsson
00:07:51
Play 08 The Early Viking Expeditions Ærik Bjørnsson
00:02:47
Play 09 The Vikings in Ireland and in the Islands Ærik Bjørnsson
00:02:43
Play 10 The Vikings in France and Spain Ærik Bjørnsson
00:08:49
Play 11 The Vikings in England Ærik Bjørnsson
00:09:56
Play 12 Alfred the Great and the Vikings Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 13 Names Applied to the Vikings Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 14 Struggle Between Norsemen and Danes in Ireland Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 15 The Viking Expeditions Eastward. Founding of the Russian Kingdom. The Varangians in Constantinople Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 16 Life and Culture in the Viking Age Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 17 Causes of the Viking Expeditions Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 18 Towns and Commerce Ærik Bjørnsson
00:11:15
Play 19 Dress, Houses, Food, and Drink Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 20 Religion and Literature Ærik Bjørnsson
00:30:05
Play 21 Early Social Conditions in Norway Ærik Bjørnsson
00:18:55
Play 22 The Origin of the Yngling Dynasty Ærik Bjørnsson
00:02:45
Play 23 Harald Haarfagre. Unification of Norway Ærik Bjørnsson
00:18:11
Play 24 Events Outside of Norway. The Norse Colonial Empire. The Orkney and Shetland Islands Ærik Bjørnsson
00:15:49
Play 25 Iceland and the Faroe Islands Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 26 Finmarken Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 27 Normandy and the Normans Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 28 The Norse Colonies in Great Britain and Ireland Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 29 The Fall of the Kingdom of York Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 30 The Battle of Brunanburh Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 31 The Last Years of Harald Haarfagre's Reign Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 32 Eirik Blood-Ax Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 33 Haakon the Good Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 34 The Sons of Eirik Blood-Ax. Haakon Jarl the Leader of the Aristocracy. Loss of National Unity and Independence Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 35 Olaf Tryggvason. The Introduction of Christianity in Norway Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 36 Introduction of Christianity in the Faroe Islands and Iceland Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 37 The Discovery and Colonization of Greenland Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 38 The Discovery of the Mainland of North America Ærik Bjørnsson
00:32:25
Play 39 The Downfall of the Viking Dominion in Ireland. The Battle of Clontarf Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 40 The Norsemen in the Hebrides and in the Isle of Man Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 41 The Norsemen in Scotland Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 42 Conditions in Norway During the Reign of the Jarls Eirik and Svein Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 43 Olav Haraldsson or Olav the Saint Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 44 Foreign Relations Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 45 King Olav Establishes Christianity in Norway. His Laws and Administration Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 46 Norway Under Danish Overlordship. The Battle of Stiklestad. King Olav the Saint Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 47 Magnus the Good. The Union of Norway and Denmark Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 48 The Reign of Harald Haardraade Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 49 The Second Conquest of England Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 50 Olav Kyrre. The Period of Peace Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 51 The Revival of the Viking Spirit. Magnus Barefoot Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 52 The Norwegian Coat of Arms Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 53 Norway Participates in the Crusades. Eystein Magnusson and Sigurd the Crusader Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 54 King Eystein Magnusson's Reign. The Acquisition of Jæmtland Ærik Bjørnsson
00:30:13
Play 55 The Reign of King Sigurd the Crusader Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 56 The Period of Civil Wars. Magnus the Blind, Harald Gille, and Sigurd Slembediakn Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 57 The Inner Organization and Growth of the Church of Norway Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 58 Ragnvald Jarl's Crusade Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 59 The Second Stage of Civil Wars. The Rule of Erling Skakke and Magnus Erlingsson Ærik Bjørnsson
00:22:58
Play 60 The English Conquest of Ireland. Events in the Colonies Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 61 Sverre Sigurdsson and the Birkebeiner Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 62 King Sverre's Reign Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 63 Birkebeiner and Bagler. King Sverre and Pope Innocent III Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 64 King Sverre's Immediate Successors Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 65 King Haakon Haakonsson and Skule Jarl Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 66 King Haakon's Coronation. Colonial Affairs Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 67 Crusades and Crusaders Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 68 The Annexation of Iceland and Greenland Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 69 Haakon Haakonsson's Expedition to the Hebrides. The Close of the Reign Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 70 Literature and Culture in the Age of Haakon Haakonsson Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 71 Magnus Haakonsson Lagabøter. A New System of Jurisprudence Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 72 The Growth of Trade and the Origin of a Distinct Commercial Policy Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 73 The Reign of Eirik Magnusson Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 74 Haakon Magnusson the Elder. The Change of Norway's Foreign Policy Ærik Bjørnsson
00:21:18