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Study – Icelandic Sagas more historically accurate than previously thought

Several websites are reporting on a study by Coventry University that analyzes social networks described in the Icelandic Sagas and concludes that the Vikings, far from the rapacious barbarians they are portrayed as, were in fact possessed of complex social, family, and community ties and interactions that belie their beserker image. It also calls into… Continue reading Study – Icelandic Sagas more historically accurate than previously thought

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Ten Icelandic Sagas you may not have heard of

Today Medievalists.net features a nice little article giving brief overviews of ten relatively obscure Icelandic Sagas, and in many cases give links to where you can find an English translation: Some of the richest and most interesting writings from medieval Europe come from one of its furthest corners: during the 13th and 14th century Icelanders… Continue reading Ten Icelandic Sagas you may not have heard of