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Icelanders In The Viking Age

Author : William R. Short
ISBN : 0786456078
Genre : History
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The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. Yet these tales are little read today, even by lovers of literature. The culture and history of the people depicted in the Sagas are often unfamiliar to the modern reader, though the audience for whom the tales were intended would have had an intimate understanding of the material. This text introduces the modern reader to the daily lives and material culture of the Vikings. Topics covered include religion, housing, social customs, the settlement of disputes, and the early history of Iceland. Issues of dispute among scholars, such as the nature of settlement and the division of land, are addressed in the text.

Icelanders In The Viking Age The People Of The Sagas

Author : William Rhuel. Short
ISBN : OCLC:1020547230
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Viking Age Iceland

Author : Jesse L Byock
ISBN : 9780141937656
Genre : History
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Medieval Iceland was unique amongst Western Europe, with no foreign policy, no defence forces, no king, no lords, no peasants and few battles. It should have been a utopia yet its literature is dominated by brutality and killing. The reasons for this, argues Jesse Byock, lie in the underlying structures and cultural codes of the islands' social order. 'Viking Age Iceland' is an engaging, multi-disciplinary work bringing together findings in anthropology and ethnography interwoven with historical fact and masterful insights into the popular Icelandic sagas, this is a brilliant reconstruction of the inner workings of a unique and intriguing society.

The Routledge Research Companion To The Medieval Icelandic Sagas

Author : Ármann Jakobsson
ISBN : 9781317041474
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The last fifty years have seen a significant change in the focus of saga studies, from a preoccupation with origins and development to a renewed interest in other topics, such as the nature of the sagas and their value as sources to medieval ideologies and mentalities. The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas presents a detailed interdisciplinary examination of saga scholarship over the last fifty years, sometimes juxtaposing it with earlier views and examining the sagas both as works of art and as source materials. This volume will be of interest to Old Norse and medieval Scandinavian scholars and accessible to medievalists in general.

The Vikings And Their Age

Author : Angus A. Somerville
ISBN : 9781442605220
Genre : History
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The Vikings and Their Age offers a quick overview of the chronology and major themes of the Viking period.

Gisli Sursson S Saga And The Saga Of The People Of Eyri

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ISBN : 9780141941899
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These sagas recount fierce feuds in which honour is fought for, sacrifice is demanded, and blood is shed. The fate of the characters at the centre of each saga, however, is very different. Gisli is a traditional Viking-age hero who is determined to exact revenge at any cost and whose death is tragic when it comes. In contrast his nephew, Snorri, represents a new generation and acts to strengthen the new social order. Taken together these sagas reveal the richness and variety of the saga tradition.

Ideology And Power In The Viking And Middle Ages

Author : Gro Steinsland
ISBN : 9789004205062
Genre : Political Science
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This book analyses the Nordic pre-Christian ideology of rulership, and its confrontation with, survival into and adaptation to the European Christian ideals during the transition from the Viking to the Middle Ages from the ninth to the thirteenth century.

The Twilight Of The North

Author : Jorgen Flood
ISBN : 9781449089474
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For 250 years the Vikings sailed the oceans of the world. Their exploits are legendary. They reached far into Russia, sailed the Mediterranean from one end to the other, and crossed the Atlantic to North America. At one point they ruled much of England and Ireland. Few cities, even those far from the coastline were safe from them. But it was not all raiding, they were also settlers, explorers. and soldiers. This is the story of one of these men, Erik Sigvaldsson, who like many before and after him, ended up in the service of the emperor of Byzantium.

Iceland S 1100 Years

Author : Gunnar Karlsson
ISBN : 1850654204
Genre : Iceland
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Iceland is unique among European societies in being founded as late as the Viking age, and in surviving for centuries without any central power after Christianity had introduced writing. This book recounts the history of a society on the margin.

A Companion To Old Norse Icelandic Literature And Culture

Author : Rory McTurk
ISBN : 9781405137386
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This major survey of Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culturedemonstrates the remarkable continuity of Icelandic language andculture from medieval to modern times. Comprises 29 chapters written by leading scholars in thefield Reflects current debates among Old Norse-Icelandicscholars Pays attention to previously neglected areas of study, such asthe sagas of Icelandic bishops and the fantasy sagas Looks at the ways Old Norse-Icelandic literature is used bymodern writers, artists and film directors, both within and outsideScandinavia Sets Old Norse-Icelandic language and literature in its widercultural context

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