A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture, Second Edition

A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture, Second Edition

Editor(s): Rory McTurk

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631235026

Online ISBN: 9780470996867

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996867

About this Book

This major survey of Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture demonstrates the remarkable continuity of Icelandic language and culture from medieval to modern times.


  • Comprises 29 chapters written by leading scholars in the field
  • Reflects current debates among Old Norse-Icelandic scholars
  • Pays attention to previously neglected areas of study, such as the sagas of Icelandic bishops and the fantasy sagas
  • Looks at the ways Old Norse-Icelandic literature is used by modern writers, artists and film directors, both within and outside Scandinavia
  • Sets Old Norse-Icelandic language and literature in its wider cultural context

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 13

      Laws (pages 223–244)

      Gudmund Sandvik and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson

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