The Place of Greenland in Medieval Icelandic Saga Narrative

  title={The Place of Greenland in Medieval Icelandic Saga Narrative},
  author={Jonathan Grove},
Abstract This paper explores the accounts of Norse Greenland in the medieval Icelandic sagas, looking past the Vínland sagas to examine ways in which Greenlandic settings are employed in the “post-classical” saga-tradition and other texts. The style and content of these tales varied over time, but the recurrence of certain conventional patterns indicates that stories set in Greenland retained important thematic continuities for Icelandic saga audiences. From as early as the 12th century… 
Sailing the Saga Seas: Narrative, Cultural, and Geographical Perspectives in the North Atlantic Voyages of the Íslendingasögur
Abstract Given the geographical magnitude and cultural significance of the medieval Norse voyages across the North Atlantic, the Norse-Icelandic Íslendingasögur (Sagas of Icelanders) may seem to
'To Talk of Many Things': Whales, Walrus, and Seals in Medieval Icelandic Literature
The sea and its inhabitants occupied a crucial and multifaceted place in the lives of medieval Icelanders, and this is reflected in their literature. In comparing the roles of whales, walrus, and
Marine Shielings in Medieval Norse Greenland
  • C. Madsen
  • Environmental Science, History
  • 2019
The Norse that settled Greenland between ca. AD 985 and 1450 were sedentary agropastoralists that combined farming with hunting and organized after a North Atlantic socioeconomic model. Research of
The Case of the Greenlandic Assembly Sites
Abstract In the early 20th century, scholars identified two possible Greenlandic assembly sites at Brattahlíð and Garðar, respectively. Later scholars, with one exception, have neither refuted nor
Introduction: New Approaches to the Study of the Viking Age Settlement across the North Atlantic
  • T. Price
  • History, Geography
    Journal of the North Atlantic
  • 2018
Abstract This volume presents the results of a symposium focused on a project of archaeological research concerned with the colonization of the North Atlantic using new methods of analysis. This
Database pdf download summary The Case of the Greenlandic Assembly Sites
In the early 20 century, scholars identifi ed two possible Greenlandic assembly sites at Brattahlíð and Garðar, respectively. Later scholars, with one exception, have neither refuted nor corroborated
Relative sea-level rise and land subsidence in Oceania from tide gauge and satellite GPS
Abstract The relative and absolute sea-level patterns in the five LTT tide gauge stations of Oceania, Fremantle, and Sydney in Australia, Auckland, and Dunedin in New Zealand, and Honolulu in the


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In 930, Iceland first established a common law for the island and became an autonomous republic, which lasted until it came under the sovereignty of the Norwegian king nearly three and a half
The Norse Atlantic Saga: Being the Norse Voyages of Discovery and Settlement to Iceland, Greenland, and North America
The voyages of the Norsemen, or Vikings, across the North Atlantic to Iceland c. 860-70, Greenland c. 986, and the east coast of North America was a turning point in world history and one of the
'Islendingabok' and Myth
In one of her more interesting but perhaps less successful articles, Kirsten Hastrup ("Presenting the Past") once juxtaposed Ari Porgilsson's account of the Conversion in Islendingabok to a Mataco
Seven Viking Romances
Combining traditional myth, oral history and re-worked European legend to depict an ancient realm of heroism and wonder, the seven tales collected here are among the most fantastical of all the Norse
Viking America: The First Millennium
Introduction - Iceland, Greenland, Vinland, and the New World the Vinland voyages in saga narrative Vinland in 19th-century history, criticism, and scholarship the popular legacy - 19th-century
The Vanishing Volcanoes: Fragments of Fourteenth-century Icelandic Folklore [1]
The entire corpus of Icelandic Family Sagas contains no express reference to volcanic fires. This article explores the reasons behind this puzzling absence in a genre whose realism is rightly
Past Fasts: Medieval Saints with the Will to Starve@@@Holy Anorexia@@@Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women
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Preface Abbreviations Introduction I. The Spirituality of Regular Canons in the Twelfth Century II. The Cistercian Conception of Community III. Did the Twelfth Century Discover the Individual? IV.
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The motif of holy men suckling infants, while relatively minor and late in Irish hagiography, is nevertheless significant in a metaphorical sense as a spiritual aci of imparting the grace and
Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway
Introduction Snorri's Foreword The Saga of the Ynglings/Ynglinga saga The Saga of Halfdan the Black/Halfdanar saga Svarta The Saga of Harald Fairhair/Haralds saga Harfagra The Saga of Hikon the