Erik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas

Erik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas

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The remote and inhospitable landscape of Iceland made it a perfect breeding-ground for heroes. The first Norsemen to colonize it in 860 found that the fight for survival demanded high courage and tough self reliance; it also nurtured a stern sense of duty and an uncompromising view of destiny. The Icelandic sagas relate the adventurous lives of individuals and families between 930 and 1030, which began as spoken tales but were skilfully documented in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and are now regarded as written literature.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 114.3 x 187.96 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Old Norse
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • map
  • 0192815288
  • 9780192815286

Table of contents

Hen-Thorir; The Vapnfjord Men; Thorstein Staff-Struck; Hrafnkel the Priest of Frey; Eirik the Red; Thidrandi Whom the Goddesses Slew; Authun and the Bear; Gunnlaug Wormtongue; King Hrolf and his Championsshow more

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