Religion and Money: The Economy of Salvation in the Middle Ages

The project addresses the issue of religious thought and the perception and use of money in ancient and medieval societies by looking at religion, money and trust in relation to one another. It will in particular address people’s interactions with religion, with language, with the economy, and with the material culture and physical environment in which they lived, as well as their conception of life, morality and afterlife.

This interdisciplinary project includes researchers within Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Numismatics, History of Religion and Theology, from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, United Kingdom, Sweden and the United States. It is funded by the Research Council of Norway, and directed by Professor Svein H. Gullbekk (Oslo University and Cultural Historical Museum). The results of the project are published as monographies and edited volumes in the series ‘Religion and Money in the Middle Ages’ (Ashgate).

Participants from Stockholm University are Docent Nanouschka Burström, PhD candidate Frédéric Elfver, Fil. Mag. Eeva Jonsson and Professor Kenneth Jonsson, from the divisions of Archaeology and Numismatics.

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