Aarhus University Press

Aarhus University Press is a commercial Foundation which was inaugurated in 1985 for the purpose of disseminating the results of scientific research, as well as other scientific activity within the University of Aarhus. The Foundation is managed by a board of at least 5 and maximum of 13 members appointed by the Academic Council of the University on the recommendation of the Rector on the basis of proposals from the main areas.

Animation between Magic, Miracles and Mechanics Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9788772196534
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
“Animation” implies that the image or figural object is alive, endowed with anima: a “soul”, “spirit” or “vital principle.” In the Middle Ages, holy or emphatically unholy imagery often possessed an ability to come to life, to act and do things, to move and gesticulate, to speak and exude. This “life” might be a result of natural or supernatural principles; it might be a work of magic, a work of mechanics or a miracle (a divine work).
Pilgrims in Place, Pilgrims in Motion Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9788771845433
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
Pilgrims in Place, Pilgrims in Motion: Sacred Travel in the Ancient Mediterranean brings together exciting interdisciplinary scholarship on the connected poles of pilgrimage: the sanctuaries being visited, and the journeys to get there. Contributions investigate different concepts of place, community, social tensions and expectations of pilgrim behaviour; long-term meanings of place as embodied in memory and topography; mobility, migration and place-making; connectivity and its relationship to pilgrimage. Individual chapters discuss shrines, sanctuaries and sacred places as well as journeys and mobility across Greek, Roman and late antique contexts, framed as part of a key debate within the study of pilgrimage, the central tension between place and motion.
Why Cultures Persist Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9788772196268
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Description:
Why do humans congregate in groups defined by distinct cultural styles? This book seeks to answer this question through a simple yet ambitious hypothesis. It explains the emergence and persistence of social groups as dependent upon the existence of cultural immune systems that regulate both internal and external flows of information.
The Old Man Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9788772191263
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Description:
Old men - and especially old men living alone - remain an understudied group in the gerontological literature. The old man does, however, constitute a large part of the considerable demographic development, and old men living alone make up a rapidly increasing proportion of the elderly. This book is an anthology of different perspectives on the old man: What is it like to become an old man?
The Ancient Theatre at Kalydon (Monographs Athen) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9788772192826
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Description:
This publication offers a comprehensive presentation of the architecture of the theatre at Kalydon in Aitolia, which was excavated recently in a Danish-Greek collaborative project. The volumes contain main chapters on the architecture with detailed plans, sections, photographs, and reconstructions, as well as thorough presentations of the small finds, such as coins, pottery, glass, metals, and figurines found in the excavations of the theatre. The publication also includes special studies on the theatre’s acoustic properties and an anthropological study of the osteological evidence from a Byzantine grave.
The Ancient Harbours of the Piraeus, Volume III. 1–2 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 247
ISBN: 9788772193410
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Series: Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens
Illustrations: Illustrations, black and white
Description:
Volumes 15,4 (134 pages) and 15,5 (247 pages, 259 ill., 45 A3 plates) are conceived as a single volume (III.1–2) comprised of two fascicules.
Tell F3 on Failaka Island Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 173
ISBN: 9788793423626
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Series: Jutland Archaeological Society Publications
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
Six years of excavations in Tell F3 have uncovered several occupation phases belonging to the middle of the 2nd millennium BC, Failaka period 3B (c. 1600 BC). Though the material culture of Dilmun was heavily influenced by South Mesopotamia, this was a period where Dilmun regained its former importance after the economic and political collapse around 1700 BC, perhaps leading up to a final conquest by the Sealand Dynasty.
South Sea Island Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9788771849134
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
South Sea Island. The Geography of Pleasure is a literary history of European, Russian and American travelogues, films, paintings, philosophical treatises, all fascinated by the Polynesian islands. Our ideas of nature, growth and sustainability are currently being challenged by climate change and sea level rise, with major identity and security policy implications that are particularly evident in the Pacific, but will also have consequences for the entire planet.
Social Trust in the Nordic World Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9788772195926
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Series: The Nordic World
Illustrations: 15 Colour illustrations
Description:
Study after study has shown that Scandinavia is the most trusting region in the world. Danes in particular trust other people and organizations—including strangers, businesses, governments, law enforcement, and media—more than the citizens of any other country. And countries with deep pools of social trust are populated by individuals who cooperate with each other in ways that allow public and private institutions to function more efficiently and cheaply.
Returning to Gokstad Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9788771243598
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Description:
This book is the first of three planned volumes from the project Gokstad Revitalised, which is an archaeological revisit at the famous Viking Age ship grave originally excavated in 1880. The volume collect experiences from other archaeological revisits over the last decades, including the ship grave sites from Hedeby, Ladby and Sutton Hoo, as well as the royal monument at Jelling. It also reports on the research history of the Gokstad find and on a number of methodological feasibility studies carried out as preparation of the project.
Conflict Resolution in the Nordic World Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9788775970049
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Series: The Nordic World
Description:
This book examines the model developed in the Nordic countries for handling labor market relations between employers and employees - a model that has secured flexible and well-functioning labor market relations with comparatively high remuneration in case of sickness or unemployment. Consensual - and comparatively efficient - policies have likewise been pursued in agricultural and industrial policies, in environmental policies, and in many policies related to public services. The preconditions for these policies are strong civil societies, i.
Pastfinders Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9788772193434
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Description:
It is widely agreed that the birth of modern archaeology happened in Denmark in the 19th century. A particular set of intellectual and material circumstances came together in a small northern European country to forge the making of a new academic field of enquiry. The history of this event has been widely constructed from the vantage points of certain schools and subjects.
Northern Emporium Vol 2 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 423
ISBN: 9788793423824
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
Early urban societies transformed social networks. This was also the case for Northern Europe’s emporia – maritime trading towns that emerged around the North and Baltic Seas in the first stages of the Viking Age. The surprising pace and scope of this change is rarely more evident than in the archaeology of Ribe, Denmark.
Mongol Shamans Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9788772197760
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
The costumes and ritual equipment presented in this volume were obtained from shamans in Mongolia and Siberia and represent today a unique cultural world heritage. They were collected in the 1930s by two Danish legendary travelers, Henning Haslund-Christensen in Mongolia, and Knud Rasmussen in Siberia. Parts of the material were described by Haslund-Christensen in earlier publications, but with senior researcher Rolf Gilberg’s manuscript, the entire material is now thoroughly described, analyzed and presented in a context for an international public.
Hans Christian Andersen – A Cultural Icon Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9788772190174
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
Hans Christian Andersen is an cultural icon. But what is an icon exactly? And how did Hans Christian Andersen become one?
Freunde und Feinde – Dania Slavica Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9788772193205
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
This book, written in German, presents an interdisciplinary study of the south-eastern part of Denmark – South Zealand and the islands Lolland, Falster and Møn – as a border area between Danes, Saxons and Slavs from the 9th to the 13th century. In the archaeological evidence it is evident that the Slavic-inspired Baltic ware completely displaces the local ceramic tradition on the islands. In the period concerned, there is evidence of dynastic connections between Slavs and Danes at the same time as violent conflicts were taking place across the Baltic Sea.