icelanders in the viking age the people of the sagas

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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.

Sagas Of Warrior Poets

Author : Leifur Eiricksson
ISBN : 9780141941585
Genre : Fiction
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Kormak's Saga, The Saga of Hallfred Troublesome-Poet, The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue, The Saga of Bjorn, Champion of the Hitardal People, Viglund's Saga Set in the farmsteads of Viking age Iceland at a time when the old ethos of honour and heroic adventure merged with new ideas of romantic infatuation, each of these sagas features poet heroes, complex love triangles, and travels to foreign lands.

Grettis Saga Smundarsonar Dt

Author : Hubert Seelow
ISBN : IND:30000061245118
Genre : Sagas
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Saga Von Egil Skalla Grimsson

Author : Kurt Schier
ISBN : IND:30000055597136
Genre : Sagas
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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.

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.

The Sagas Of The Icelanders

Author : Jane Smilely
ISBN : 9780141933269
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In Iceland, the age of the Vikings is also known as the Saga Age. A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world’s great literary treasures – as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set around the turn of the last millennium, these stories depict with an astonishingly modern realism the lives and deeds of the Norse men and women who first settled in Iceland and of their descendants, who ventured farther west to Greenland and, ultimately, North America. Sailing as far from the archetypal heroic adventure as the long ships did from home, the Sagas are written with psychological intensity, peopled by characters with depth, and explore perennial human issues like love, hate, fate and freedom.

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

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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.

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