Publisher: Kungliga Vitterhets- historie- och antikvitetsakademien
The faculty opposition of Stig Lundbergs licentiate thesis concerning the so-called Eskilstuna sarcophagi. The long dating-sequence of the stones and their unclear social origin aggravate their use in describing the state formation process. The author proposes a little dirrefent interpretaion than Lundberg.
A very critical review of Henrik Jacobsens dissertation in medieval archaeology, "Romanske vesttårne, deres indretning og funktion. Vesttårne før 1300 i det middelalderlige Danmark øst for Storebælt" (Stockholm 1993). Alternative explanations are proposed.
From knight's spur to wooden shoe: A critical review of Axel Bolvig's "Kirkekunstens storhedstid" (The golden age of church art, Copenhagen 1992). The transition in architecture and art from the Romanesque to the Gothic cannot be reduced to the question of who was erecting and visiting the churches.
Transformation of handicraft? A criticism of the relation between the model applied and the material chosen: remains of bone and antler handicraft in Medieval Lund (Scania). Its is suggested that the market economy was developed already in Viking Age.