Download e-book for kindle: A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture by Rory McTurk

By Rory McTurk

ISBN-10: 0631235027

ISBN-13: 9780631235026

This significant survey of previous Norse-Icelandic literature and tradition contains 29 chapters written via prime students within the box, over a 3rd of whom are Icelanders. whilst, it conveys a feeling of the mainland Scandinavian origins of the Icelandic humans, and displays the continuing touch among Iceland and different international locations and cultures.

The quantity highlights present debates between outdated Norse-Icelandic students focusing on diversified features of the topic. assurance of conventional issues is complemented by means of fabric on formerly missed parts of research, corresponding to the sagas of Icelandic bishops and the translated knights’ sagas. Chapters on ‘archaeology’, ‘social institutions’ and ‘geography and travel’ give the chance to view the literature in its wider cultural context whereas chapters on ‘reception’ and ‘continuity’ exhibit the ways that medieval Norse-Icelandic literature and tradition overflow into the fashionable interval.

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849–50) The aim of the new generation of redactors was not exclusively spiritual; as in the case of Stjo´rn (see chapter 19 below), care was taken to provide historical and 34 Margaret Cormack geographical background information, rearrange the action into chronological order, and supplement the story with material from other sagas. A classic example is the incorporation of material from the Pseudo-Turpin chronicle, part of the Charlemagne cycle, in the saga of the Apostles John and James. A concern with dating and historicity may lie behind the use of annals in several sagas of Icelandic bishops (see next section).

2003) Colonization of Unfamiliar Landscapes: The Archaeology of Adaptation. London. Shetelig, Haakon (1912) Vestlandske graver fra jernalderen. s. 1. Bergen. –31. maı´ 1997, Ra´ðstefnurit I, 147–66. ’ Saga-Book of the Viking Society XXV, 1–29. ): New Approaches to Medieval Iceland. Ve´steinsson, Orri, Einarsson, A´rni and Sigurgeirsson, Magnu´s A´. ’ Current Issues in Nordic Archaeology: Proceedings of the 21st Conference of Nordic Archaeologists, September 6th–9th 2001, Akureyri. Reykjavı´k.

Maı´ 1997, Ra´ðstefnurit I, 147–66. ’ Saga-Book of the Viking Society XXV, 1–29. ): New Approaches to Medieval Iceland. Ve´steinsson, Orri, Einarsson, A´rni and Sigurgeirsson, Magnu´s A´. ’ Current Issues in Nordic Archaeology: Proceedings of the 21st Conference of Nordic Archaeologists, September 6th–9th 2001, Akureyri. Reykjavı´k. Ve´steinsson, Orri, McGovern, Thomas H. ’ Archaeologia islandica 2, 98–136. ) distinguished between sagas about Scandinavian royalty, Icelandic bishops and continental saints.

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