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Dr. Ruiz effectively pulled together the pieces of the development of Scandinavia during the Medieval period, both as a sometimes unified entity and as the individual countries, which make up the Scandinavian region.
As a descendant of Swedish-Finns, I found Dr. Ruiz's presentation to be fascinating on many levels. He highlighted the importance of medieval Scandinavia in expanding trade and settlement throughout a large part of the western world - not just as marauders. Also investigated was the importance and strength of the Lutheran movement in the Scandinavian lands.
Teo thorough and thoughtful research was presented cohesively and in context. Very enjoyable expose. Particularly helpful were the visual aids of the flow maps
Dr. Ruiz is very thorough and very knowledgeable. He had good slides and made the information very interesting. I would listen to another of his talks.
Informative introduction to Medieval Scandinavia.