The Growth of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas (1180-1280)

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  • Hardcover
  • 248 pages
  • The Growth of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas (1180-1280)
  • Theodore Murdock Andersson
  • English
  • 14 May 2017
  • 080144408X

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The Growth of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas (1180-1280) In this book, Theodore M Andersson, a leading scholar of the Norse sagas, introduces readers to the development of the Icelandic sagas between 1180 and 1280, a crucial period that witnessed a gradual shift of emphasis from tales of adventure and personal distinction to the analysis of political and historical propositions Beginning with the first full length sagas and culminating in the acknowledged masterpiece Njals saga, Andersson emphasizes a historical perspective, establishing a chronology for seventeen of the most important sagas and showing how they evolve thematically and stylistically over the century under study.Revisiting the long standing debate about the oral and literary components of the sagas, Andersson argues that there is a clear progression from the somewhat mechanical gathering of oral lore in the early sagas to an increasingly tight and authorially controlled composition in the later sagas The early sagas including The Legendary Saga of Saint Olaf and Odd Snorrason s Saga of Olaf Tryggvason focus on conspicuous individuals and their memorable deeds later works are apt to formulate the abstract problems and ideas that preoccupied their authors As the authors begin to impose their views on the inherited narratives, the sagas become and critical and self conscious, to the point where Njals saga may be considered not only to approximate a novel in our sense of the term but also to comment on the saga form. Free Download [ The Growth of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas (1180-1280) ] Author [ Theodore Murdock Andersson ] – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “The Growth of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas (1180-1280)

  1. Sarah says:

    Useful overview of the development of the Medieval Icelandic sagas, not too relevant for my own research but was interesting I did however think that the first half of the book was quite a dry read.