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Count Eric Carl Gabriel Oxenstierna (1916-1968) was a Swedish historian and authority on the history of the Vikings.[1] He completed his doctorate at the University of Uppsala with a dissertation on the subject of "Die urheimat der Goten" (The home of the Goths) which was published in 1948.

Selected publicationsEdit


  • Die Urheimat der Goten. Johann Ambrosius Barth, Leipzig; Hugo Gerbers, Stockholm; 1948.
  • Die Goldhörner von Gallehus. Eric Oxenstierna, Lidingo, 1956.


  • The Norsemen, New York Graphic Society Publishers, 1956. (Translated and edited by Catherine Hutter)[1]
  • Scandinavia. Viking Press, New York, 1963. (Edited by Martin Huerlimann)
  • The world of the Norsemen. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1967. (Translated by Janet Sondheimer)