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Anonymous. Njáls Saga. 1275

Phelpstead, Carl Luke 2003. Anonymous. Njáls Saga. 1275. The Literary Encyclopedia

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Abstract

Njáls saga is the longest, most complex, and most celebrated of the Sagas of Icelanders. It is set in the period between the mid-tenth and early eleventh centuries and tells mainly of events in the south of Iceland, though characters in the saga journey to mainland Scandinavia, to the British Isles and as far afield as Rome and Constantinople. The saga was written between c.1275 and c.1290: detailed legal passages in the saga show some influence from the Járnsíða law code introduced to Iceland from Norway in 1271, and the oldest manuscript fragments date from c.1300.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Publisher: The Literary Dictionary Company Limited
ISSN: 1747-678X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:48
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/85425

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