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Förhistoriska bilder som religionsvetenskaplig källa: Några kriterier att beakta vid tolkningar av religionsikonografiskt material
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)In: Chaos. Dansk-norsk tidsskrift for religionhistoriske studier, ISSN 0108-4453, Vol. 56, no 2, 65-79 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A challenge when interpreting prehistoric art is that we often lack written source material, a contemporary text written by people who lived in the cultural context that is studied. It is therefore not uncommon to use texts that are younger than the material that we want to interpret. This could lead to misinterpretations and circular arguments. Images are cultural products formed by their contemporaries and influenced by older idea traditions. This article presents four criteria that might be worth taking into consideration when interpreting prehistoric religious iconography. The article discusses how one might proceed to study prehistoric religious art and what could be helpful to keep in mind when analyzing religions by means of pictures and material culture. 

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2011. Vol. 56, no 2, 65-79 p.
Keyword [en]
Methodology, iconography, iconology, religious art, Old Norse religion, Celtic religion
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History of Religions
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Humanities, Study of Religions
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-22258OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-22258DiVA: diva2:564601
Available from: 2012-11-02 Created: 2012-11-02 Last updated: 2013-10-02Bibliographically approved

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