Cynthia Witthoft - Just A Little Piece Of Me

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"Just a Little Piece Of Me"
Album: Bootleg Her 8 (2007)
 -- to nurt narodowo-kulturowy w Szwecji, w...
"Just a Little Piece Of Me"
Album: Bootleg Her 8 (2007)
 -- to nurt narodowo-kulturowy w Szwecji, według którego Szwedzi wywodzili się od średniowiecznego germańskiego plemienia Gotów. Obecnie w Szwecji hipotezę stojącą za tym prądem uważa się za sztandarowy przykład fałszywej teorii.
Teoria ta pojawiła się już w średniowiecznych kronikach szwedzkich i została podjęta przez takie czołowe postacie szwedzkiej kultury jak: Johannes Magnus, Georg Stiernhielm czy Olaus Rudbeck.
Nurt ten nieco osłabł na sile w XVIII wieku, jednak z pojawieniem się gotycyzmu w kulturze europejskiej i tendencji romantycznych na nowo zyskał na znaczeniu.
Gotycyzm: The name is derived from Jordanes's account of the Gothic urheimat in Scandinavia (Scandza), and the Gothicists in Sweden believed that the Goths had originated from Sweden. Some scholars in Denmark also attempted to identify the Goths with the Jutes, however, these ideas did not lead to the same widespread cultural movement in the Danish society as it did in the Swedish. In contrast with the Swedes, the Danes of this era did not forward claims to political legitimacy based on assertions that their country was the original homeland of the Goths and that the conquest of the Roman Empire was proof of their own country's military valor and power through history.
The Gothicismus movement took pride in the Gothic tradition that the Ostrogoths and their king Theodoric the Great who assumed power in the Roman Empire had Scandinavian ancestry. This pride was expressed as early as the medieval chronicles, where chroniclers wrote about the Goths as the ancestors of the Scandinavians, and it permeated the writings of the Swedish writer Johannes Magnus (Historia de omnibus gothorum seonumque regibus) and his brother Olaus Magnus (Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus). Both works had a large impact on contemporary scholarship in Sweden.
During the 17th century, Danes and Swedes competed for the collection and publication of Iceland manuscripts, Norse sagas, and the two Eddas. In Sweden, the Icelandic manuscripts became part of an origin myth and were seen as proof that the greatness and heroism of the old Geats (in this sense, the ancient Germanic tribes) had been passed down through the generations to the current population. This pride culminated in the publication of Olaus Rudbeck's Atland eller Manheim (1679--1702), where he claimed that Sweden was identical to Atlantis.

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