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Agency and Renegotiated Identities in the North Atlantic Isles

Ruth A. Maher and Julie M. Bond

in Archaeology of Identity and Dissonance: Contexts for a Brave New World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056197
eISBN:
9780813053950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056197.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Humans, as agents, played an active role in the creation and communication of new identities during the Viking period in the Orkney Islands and Iceland. The authors argue that environments are not ... More


Divided Loyalties: Arnórr jarlaskáld and the Jarls of Orkney

Erin Michelle Goeres

in The Poetics of Commemoration: Skaldic Verse and Social Memory, c. 890–1070

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198745747
eISBN:
9780191808173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745747.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the work of Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson. Although Arnórr composed highly competent erfidrápur for the kings of Norway, Haraldr Sigurðarson and Magnús Óláfsson, his stanzas ... More


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