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Catterick
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, 09:56 PM
Christian Norse attitudes to the Serkir and northern Pagans.

https://www.academia.edu/8822039/Trading_with_Muslims_and_the_S%C3%A1mi_i n_Medieval_Norway


In the Middle Ages, it felt to Norwegians like they were surrounded by hea-thens. Although they were geographically far removed from the Holy Land,many Norwegians encountered Muslims during pilgrimages and when partici-pating in Crusades. Moreover, they maintained close contact with the northernheathen ‘Finns’ or ‘Lapps’, today usually identified as the Sámi. In fact, theNorwegian Archbishops of Nidaros went so far as to declare themselves andtheir patron saint, Olaf, to be the bulwark against the threat from the North,the homeland of demonic forces that threatened to overrun Christendom.