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Iceland

Iceland

Land of the Sagas

  • Author: David Roberts,Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher: Villard Books
  • ISBN: 9780375752674
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 159
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Photographs exploring the grandeur of Iceland's remarkable geography accompany tales of real-life heroes and supernatural beings

The End of Iceland's Innocence

The End of Iceland's Innocence

The Image of Iceland in the Foreign Media During the Financial Crisis

  • Author: Daniel Chartier
  • Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
  • ISBN: 077660760X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 239
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A portrait of Iceland through the eyes of the international media before and after their total economic collapse.

Feud in the Icelandic Saga

Feud in the Icelandic Saga

  • Author: Jesse L. Byock
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520082595
  • Category: History
  • Page: 293
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Byock sees the crucial element in the origin of the Icelandic sagas not as the introduction of writing or the impact of literary borrowings from the continent but the subject of the tales themselves - feud. This simple thesis is developed into a thorough examination of Icelandic society and feud, and of the narrative technique of recounting it.

Eine Frau bei 1000°

Eine Frau bei 1000°

Roman Aus den Memoiren der Herbjörg María Björnsson

  • Author: Hallgrímur Helgason
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783423214490
  • Category:
  • Page: 399
  • View: 1260
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The Oxonian in Iceland

The Oxonian in Iceland

With Glances at Icelandic Folk-lore and Sagas

  • Author: Frederick Metcalfe
  • Publisher: London : [s.n.]
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Folklore
  • Page: 424
  • View: 3695
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The Place of Iceland in the History of European Institutions

The Place of Iceland in the History of European Institutions

Being the Lothian Prize Essay, 1877

  • Author: Charles Augustus Vansittart Conybeare
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Iceland
  • Page: 148
  • View: 9584
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Viking America

Viking America

The First Millennium

  • Author: Geraldine Barnes
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
  • ISBN: 9780859916080
  • Category: History
  • Page: 187
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Viking America examined through the writing and rewriting of the Vinland story from the middle ages to the twentieth century.

Saga Land: the Island Stories at the Edge of the World

Saga Land: the Island Stories at the Edge of the World

  • Author: Richard Fidler,Kari Gislason
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780733339707
  • Category:
  • Page: 512
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'I adored this book - a wondrous compendium of Iceland's best sagas' - Hannah Kent A new friendship. An unforgettable journey. A beautiful and bloody history. This is Iceland as you've never read it before ... Broadcaster Richard Fidler and author Kári Gíslason are good friends. They share a deep attachment to the sagas of Iceland - the true stories of the first Viking families who settled on that remote island in the Middle Ages.These are tales of blood feuds, of dangerous women, and people who are compelled to kill the ones they love the most. The sagas are among the greatest stories ever written, but the identity of their authors is largely unknown. Together, Richard and Kári travel across Iceland, to the places where the sagas unfolded a thousand years ago. They cross fields, streams and fjords to immerse themselves in the folklore of this fiercely beautiful island. And there is another mission: to resolve a longstanding family mystery - a gift from Kari's Icelandic father that might connect him to the greatest of the saga authors.

The Land of Desolation

The Land of Desolation

  • Author: Isaac Israel Hayes
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108071473
  • Category: History
  • Page: 372
  • View: 859
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This 1871 account by a seasoned Arctic explorer recounts a leisurely voyage in 1869 along the coast of Greenland.

The Growth of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas (1180-1280)

The Growth of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas (1180-1280)

  • Author: Theodore Murdock Andersson
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801444081
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 237
  • View: 1716
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Andersson introduces readers to the development of the Icelandic sagas between 1180 and 1280, a crucial period that witnessed a gradual shift of emphasis from tales of adventure and personal distinction to the analysis of politics and history.

Icelanders in the Viking Age

Icelanders in the Viking Age

The People of the Sagas

  • Author: William R. Short
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786456079
  • Category: History
  • Page: 283
  • View: 5923
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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.

Sagas of the Icelanders

Sagas of the Icelanders

A Book of Essays

  • Author: John Tucker
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 383
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A collection of essays on Icelandic sagas from the middle ages, which concern the earliest period of Icelandic history. Includes references.

The Saga of Gunnlaugur Snake's Tongue

The Saga of Gunnlaugur Snake's Tongue

  • Author: E. Paul Durrenberger,Dorothy Durrenberger
  • Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • ISBN: 9780838634653
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 124
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The fulfilment of a prophetic dream takes a young man from his troubled teenage years in medieval Iceland to his death in a duel with his love rival in a foreign land. Thorsteinn, son of the prominent Egill Skalla-Grimsson, also of saga fame, dreams two men will fight and die over his daughter, and that she will marry a third man. When his father forbids the headstrong Gunnlaugur from traveling to foreign lands, he takes refuge with Thorsteinn, where he studies law and becomes close to his daughter, Helga the fair. At eighteen, the stubborn and proud Gunnlaugur betroths himself to Helga and arranges with her father for her to wait for him for three years while he is away. While abroad, Gunnlaugur gets in and out of trouble with various kings and gains a reputation as both a poet and a warrior. With a show of arrogance at the court of the Swedish king, he makes an enemy of another Icelandic poet, Hrafn, who had befriended him. Having sworn to disgrace Gunnlaugur, Hrafn returns to Iceland to ask for Helga in marriage as the three years she was to wait have passed. Delayed in his travels, Gunnlaugur returns the day of the wedding but can not stop it. Gunnlaugur challenges Hrafn to the last duel ever fought in Iceland, but kinsmen and friends of both prevent the fight. The two travel to Sweden where they meet and fight. Both die as foretold in Thorsteinn's dream. Dreaming of Gunnlaugur, Helga dies in the arms of her second husband, a third poet, as the dream foretold. There the saga ends. In addition to the translation of the saga, this book contains an anthropological analysis of the saga and saga writing in medieval Iceland. Beyond relating events, this saga, like others of its genre, is an expression of the totemic system of the primitive society that produced it, a stratified society without the institutions of a state. The analysis of the saga shows its richly textured patterns of opposition and similarity, its complex analogical logic, and its fascinating mirror-image arrangement of events centering around the fatal insults between Gunnlaugur and Hrafn in Sweden. Since the saga is a product of a totemic society, the authors preserve that dimension in their translation. Rather than trying to smooth over the work to "elevate" it to modern standards of the novel, they preserve the texture of oppositions, similarities, and analogies that make the saga what it is.

A Pilgrimage to the Saga-Steads of Iceland

A Pilgrimage to the Saga-Steads of Iceland

  • Author: W.G. Collingwood
  • Publisher: Рипол Классик
  • ISBN: 5879551016
  • Category: History
  • Page: 187
  • View: 713
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Medieval Iceland

Medieval Iceland

Society, Sagas, and Power

  • Author: Jesse L. Byock
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520069541
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
  • View: 1810
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Study of the society and history of Iceland during the Free State period of ca. 930-1260 A.D., using the Sagas as main source of data.

the cambridge history of the british empire

the cambridge history of the british empire

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 948
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Ring of Seasons

Ring of Seasons

Iceland--Its Culture and History

  • Author: Terry G. Lacy
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472086610
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
  • View: 7948
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Iceland in all of its extraordinary glory

Saga Land

Saga Land

  • Author: Richard Fidler,Kari Gislason
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
  • ISBN: 1460708202
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 480
  • View: 9753
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'I adored this book - a wondrous compendium of Iceland's best sagas' - Hannah Kent A new friendship. An unforgettable journey. A beautiful and bloody history. This is Iceland as you've never read it before ... Broadcaster Richard Fidler and author Kári Gíslason are good friends. They share a deep attachment to the sagas of Iceland - the true stories of the first Viking families who settled on that remote island in the Middle Ages.These are tales of blood feuds, of dangerous women, and people who are compelled to kill the ones they love the most. The sagas are among the greatest stories ever written, but the identity of their authors is largely unknown. Together, Richard and Kári travel across Iceland, to the places where the sagas unfolded a thousand years ago. They cross fields, streams and fjords to immerse themselves in the folklore of this fiercely beautiful island. And there is another mission: to resolve a longstanding family mystery - a gift from Kari's Icelandic father that might connect him to the greatest of the saga authors.