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May landscape studies add to our understanding of the Christianisation of Norway?
Professor Sæbjørg Walaker Nordeide
Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion - University of Bergen
In Norway, as in several other countries, both written and archaeological sources about the main period of Christianisation around AD 1000 are poor and partly unreliable. Models of Christianisation are often discussed along two main lines: that Christianisation either occurred top-down (forced) or in a gradual (peaceful) fashion. Given that it was top-down and power-based, can landscape studies add information to the question of what identified the power-scape, and consequently to our understanding of the Christianisation process?