Gisli Sursson's Saga and the Saga of the People of Eyri

ISBN-10: 0140447725
ISBN-13: 9780140447729
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

These sagas recount fierce feuds in which honour is fought for, sacrifice is demanded and blood is shed. The fate of the characters at the centre of each saga, however, is very different. Taken together the sagas reveal the richness and variety of the saga tradition.

V�steinn �lason is Head of the �rni Magn�sson Institute in Reykjavic and has published numerous books on literary history and criticism, including the Literary History of Iceland.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Further Reading
A Note on the Translations
Gisli Sursson's Saga
The Saga of the People of Eyri
Notes
Reference Section
Family Ties in The Saga of the People of Eyri
Structure and Feuds in The Saga of the People of Eyri
Maps
Historical Events linked to the Sagas
Chronology of Gisli Sursson's Saga
Social, Political and Legal Structures
The Farm
Early Icelandic Literature
Glossary
Index of Characters

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