The Conversion of Scandinavia: Vikings, Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe

Author(s): 
Winroth, Anders
ISBN: 
9780300205534
Date published: 
April 2014
Paperback
Price: 
£16.99

Overturning the received narrative of Europe's military and religious conquest and colonization of the region, the author contends that rather than acting as passive recipients, Scandinavians converted to Christianity because it was in individual chieftains' political, economic and cultural interests to do so.