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Book: Medieval Visby and Gotland

Chapter: Introduction

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.26485


The introduction starts with a discussion about the intertwined relationship between the city of Visby and the island of Gotland. Secondly, the chapter dwells on the paradox between few written records about Gotland and the overwhelmingly rich material culture from the island. Finally, the chapter provides a short introduction to the study of Gotlandic history and the history of the archaeology on the island.

Chapter Contributors

  • Anders AndrĂ©n ( - aandren) 'Stockholm University'