The Place of Greenland in Medieval Icelandic Saga Narrative

@inproceedings{Grove2009ThePO,
  title={The Place of Greenland in Medieval Icelandic Saga Narrative},
  author={J. Grove},
  year={2009}
}
  • J. Grove
  • Published 2009
  • History
  • 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… CONTINUE READING