Nye krige i fortiden? 1100-tallets danske borgerkrige i et sociopolitisk perspektiv

Lauritz Korfix Schultz, Alexander Rosendal, Mathias Graff Petersen & Jeppe Hee Rømer

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


The project at hands deals with the civil wars in Denmark from 1131 to 1157. Through a sociopolitical perspective, introduced to us by Lars Hermansson, Sverre Bagge and others, we have analyzed Gesta Danorum by Saxo Grammaticus, Roskildekrøniken and Venderkrøniken by Helmold von Bosau, to answer for what and how the actors of the 12th century Denmark fought. Our research has shown that kings and other great men of the period fought for the right to control and dominate, but at the same time for their kin, friends and other social relationships. The point is that the values of the period were flexible and formable, they would be redefined when necessary. Finally we have discussed the comparability between the civil wars of the 12th century Denmark and the conflicts defined as ‘new wars’ by Mary Kaldor. On this matter we can conclude that there, despite the globalization, emergence of human rights and technological development, still are several similarities between these two.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato13 jan. 2017
Antal sider53
VejledereKim Esmark


  • Historie
  • Danmark
  • Krig
  • New wars
  • middelalder
  • Valdemar den store
  • sociopolitisk