Re: [gothic-l] Storgoticism
>Hail All!You are correct. That is when it started with the idea about
> Has anyone heard of the Storgoticism of Johannes Magnus, 1554,
>Uppsala, Sweden? From what I could gather, it actually had its
>origins much earlier, he only condified it. He was also the last
>Catholic Bishop of Uppsala. And apparently it was a belief system
>that held the Goths at its core.
> It first emerged around 1200, within a century after the conversion.
>The main catalyst seems to be in 1434, according to the records of a
>Church Council held in Basel, the Spainish claimed precedence in a
>matter over the English because they (the Spainish) were identical
>with the Goths and therefore the elder nation. To this the Swedish
>replied that in such case Sweden held precedence because they were
>they nation from which the Goths stemmed.
> The great Storgotic reformer, Johannes Bureus 1568-1652, was a
>tutor and advisor to King Gustavus Adolphus. By 1630, Bureus was
>made Antiquary Royal at the University at Uppsala, and it was deemed
>that all future holders of the Chair would have to be versed in the
>ancient Runic script.
> Any further information would be greatly appreciated.
Västergötland and Östergötland.
These two parts became very important at that time and probably
needed a history.
Jan Guillou has been very popular with his novels dealing with that
time in these two areas.