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… Expand
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  • T. Price
  • Geography
  • Journal of the North Atlantic
  • 2018
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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 corroboratedExpand
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