Payment for past crimes: 12th-century French cleric who called on Denmark to pay for Viking raids

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Abstract

In 1188 Stephen, the abbot of the monastery of St Genevieve in Paris, who would become bishop of Tournai, wrote a series of letters to members of the royal family and church leaders in Denmark. He gave news of events at his monastery and attempted to calm frazzled tempers concerning rumours about the homosexuality of Peter Sunesen, a chaplain of the archbishop of Lund, who was later to become chancellor to the Danish king.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • Denmark
  • Catholic church
  • Vikings
  • Medieval history
  • Paris
  • Reparations for slavery

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