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History of the Norwegian People, Volume 1

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"History of the Norwegian People, Volume 1" by Knut Gjerset provides a comprehensive and well-researched account of the origins and development of the Norwegian people. Gjerset's writing is engaging and informative, making the reader feel as though they are being transported back in time to witness the events firsthand.

One of the strengths of this book is Gjerset's thorough examination of the various factors that have shaped Norwegian history, including political, social, and economic aspects. He also delves into the cultural and religious influences that have played a significant role in shaping the identity of the Norwegian people.

Additionally, Gjerset does an excellent job of contextualizing Norwegian history within the broader European context, showing how events in Norway were influenced by and influenced events in other European countries. This helps to provide a more well-rounded understanding of Norwegian history and its place in the world.

Overall, "History of the Norwegian People, Volume 1" is a must-read for anyone interested in Norwegian history or European history in general. Gjerset's meticulous research and engaging writing style make this book a valuable addition to any history lover's library.

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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


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