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Reading Selected Sagas

Carl Phelpstead

in An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066516
eISBN:
9780813058719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066516.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter 4 examines a selection of the most admired and most widely studied sagas of Icelanders. It demonstrates how the source traditions discussed in chapter 2 and the thematic concerns examined in ... More


Gemini, the Twins: Faroese and Icelandic

Ruth H. Sanders

in The Languages of Scandinavia: Seven Sisters of the North

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226493893
eISBN:
9780226493923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493923.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

In the ninth century AD, the Norse settled first in the Faroe Islands, and then in Iceland, where they built a farming and fishing economy. The Norse culture created in the Faroes and Iceland was ... More


Vinland Imagined: The Norsemen and the Gothicists Claim Dighton Rock

Douglas Hunter

in Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America's Indigenous Past

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634401
eISBN:
9781469634425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634401.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Aided by American antiquarians, the Royal Society of Northern Antiquities of Denmark produced Antiquitates Americanae (1837) which argued Vinland of the Norse sagas was in southern New England. ... More


Jack Donovan and Male Tribalism

Matthew N. Lyons

in Key Thinkers of the Radical Right: Behind the New Threat to Liberal Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190877583
eISBN:
9780190926793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877583.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the life and work of Jack Donovan, one of the American Right’s most innovative and influential new thinkers. He was an adherent of the Alt Right for years, yet unlike most ... More


Killing Ambition

Oren Falk

in Violence and Risk in Medieval Iceland: This Spattered Isle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198866046
eISBN:
9780191898280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866046.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter seeks to account for the nearly complete absence of warfare from medieval Iceland and its sagas. It argues that a single logic dictated both the embrace of feud as a socially ... More


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