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The age of the Sturlungs

Icelandic civilization in the thirteenth century.

by Einar Г“lafur Sveinsson

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Iceland -- Civilization,
  • Iceland -- History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTranslated by Johann S. Hannesson.
    SeriesIslandica; an annual relating to Iceland and the Fiske Islandic Collection in Cornell University Library -- v. 36, Islandica -- v. 36.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 180 p.
    Number of Pages180
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13527327M
    LC Control Number53013459
    OCLC/WorldCa4376290


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The Age of the Sturlungs. was written and in when published, modern Iceland had not yet achieved independence. Focusing on the tragedy of lost nationhood, Sveinsson continues: The river [metaphorically Iceland in its troubles] rushes down the rapids; its course levels out — but by then the nation has become sub-ject to a Size: KB.

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Sveinsson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Age of the Sturlungs or the Sturlung Era (Icelandic Sturlungaöld) was a year period of internal strife in midth century Iceland. It may also have been the bloodiest and most violent period in Icelandic history.

It is documented in the Sturlunga saga. This period is marked by the conflicts of powerful chieftains, goðar, who amassed followers and did battle, and is named for. is a platform for academics to share research papers. Buy Age of the The age of the Sturlungs book Icelandica: by Sveinsson, Einar O.

(ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Einar O. Sveinsson. According to scholar Robert Ferguson (among others), the half-hearted acceptance of Christianity in c. / CE encouraged the violence and civil war that marked the Age of the Sturlungs, which ultimately resulted in the end of the commonwealth and Iceland’s acceptance of Norwegian rule c.

In this stimulating and reliable introduction to the Icelandic saga, Peter Hallberg correctly designates the genre as "Scandinavia's sole, collective original contribution to world literature." These prose narratives dating from the thirteenth century are characterized by a psychological realism which sets them apart from all other contemporary forms of European literature.

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The age of the Sturlungs was a time of social turmoil and political change. But not only Icelandic society took a path that would be followed for centuries to come: Also on the linguistic level, routes were taken that shape the Icelandic language to the present day.

Tools of Literacy: The Role of Skaldic Verse in Icelandic Textual Culture of the Twelfth and Thirteenth CenturiesGuÐrún Nordal.

Judy Quinn - - Speculum 79 (2) Age of the Sturlungs Icelandica by Einar O. Sveinsson (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book Author: Einar O. Sveinsson.

The Age of the Sturlungs or the Sturlung Era was a year period of internal strife in mid 13th century. It may also have been the bloodiest and most violent period in Icelandic history.

It is documented in the Sturlunga saga. This period is marked by the conflicts of powerful chieftains, godar, who amassed followers and did battle, and is. The Age of Sturlungs. In the 13th century, a civil war is known as the Age of the Sturlungs gripped Iceland. Beginning in the yearthis strife saw powerful Icelandic chieftains (Goðar) battle it out over whether Iceland should become a subject of Hákon the Old, King of Norway.

This period of conflict is The age of the Sturlungs book after the Sturlungs, a. In his famous book, The Age of the Sturlungs, Sveinsson depicts a time of radical change in Iceland, a distinct “age” largely detached from earlier centuries.

Although I do not doubt the importance of Sveinsson’s study — in fact I admire it in many ways — I question the wisdom of viewing the Sturlung years as a separate age.

He was a member of the famous family of the Sturlungs, a powerful family of goðar (‘chieftains’) in Iceland which lends its name to the brief Sturlungaöld (‘Age of the Sturlungs’)—a period of turmoil and transition around the middle of the thirteenth century (roughly –). The Sturlung family controlled a vast area.

Snorri Sturluson (Icelandic: [ˈsnɔrrɪ ˈstʏrtlʏsɔn]; – 23 September ) was an Icelandic historian, poet, and was elected twice as lawspeaker to the Icelandic parliament, the was the author of the Prose Edda or Younger Edda, which consists of Gylfaginning ("the fooling of Gylfi"), a narrative of Norse mythology, the Skáldskaparmál, a book of poetic.

This period is known as the ‘Age of the Sturlungs’. The fighting became a proper civil war that ravaged the country.

The Age of the Sturlungs also saw a veritable proliferation of sagas being written down, maybe in an attempt to reunite the country by making the stories of heroic deeds widely available.

The internal struggles and civil strife of the Age of the Sturlungs led to the signing of the Old Covenant inwhich ended the Commonwealth and brought Iceland under the Norwegian crown. Possession of Iceland passed from the Kingdom of Norway (–) to the Kalmar Union inwhen the kingdoms of Norway, Denmark and Sweden were united.

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Age Of The Sturlungs Category: EXPERIMENTAL this scenario loosely based somewhere around the year it is in an early part of a bloody civil war in Iceland. In Snorri Sturluson (chieftain of the vestur-Sturlugar) became a vassal of King Hakon of Norway.

The accompanying map shows farm and other place names, based on written sources pre-dating These sources were the relevant sagas, especially the Book of Settlements and Saga of Christianity, as well as the Saga of the Sturlungs and 14th-century estate documents (contracts or purchase agreements along with church and farm property.

@Kindle ë Sturlunga Saga ß Sturlunga Saga Wikipedia Sturlunga Saga Often Called Simply Sturlunga Is A Collection Of Icelandic Sagas By Various Authors From The Th And Th Centuries It Was Assembled In AboutIt Mostly Deals With The Story Of The Sturlungs, A Powerful Family Clan During The Age Of The Sturlungs Period Of The Icelandic.

The accompanying map shows farm and other place names, based on written sources pre-dating These sources were the relevant sagas, especially the Book of Settlements and Saga of Christianity, as well as the Saga of the Sturlungs and 14th-century estate documents (contracts or purchase agreements along with church and farm property records.

(And general resources for the Age of the Sturlungs.) Hi, I'm trying to learn more about medieval Iceland in the s, and in particular the civil war that led to the end of the Icelandic commonwealth.

I have many books on viking age Iceland, and just a few that tread into the cultural history of the post-conversion era, but nothing that. Beginnings of "The Age of the Sturlungs” (Sturlungaöld). Snorri Sturluson is murdered by his enemies in Reykholt, at the instigation of King Haakon IV of Norway.

Sea battle at Húnaflói. End of the Commonwealth period. End of "The Age of the Sturlungs". Late Middle Ages. cataclysmic age.

Fury received the Icelandic Literary Prize in and proved a hit with Icelandic readers. An unexpected side-effect of its popularity was that interest in the original Saga of the Sturlungs was rekindled, causing it to quickly sell out and become unobtainable in book stores.

Tragedy and betrayal, folly and cowardice. Skagafjordur fjord is an area central to Icelandic history and culture. It is the site of significant events during the 13th century civil war, called Sturlungaöldin or the Age of the area was also important in key cultural developments in the centuries afterwards.

=== Historical Overview === The Age of the Sturlungs or the Sturlung Era was a year period of internal strife in mid 13th century. It may also have been the bloodiest and most violent period in Icelandic history. It is documented in the Sturlunga saga.

In the Age of the Sturlungs, Flugumýri was one of the manors of the Clan of Ásbirningar and here Kolbeinn ungi once lived. Flugumýri is best known to us Icelanders for Flugumýrarbrenna, the Fire at Flugumýri inwhich is considered to be the worst single act of barbarism of the Age of the Sturlungs.

At the turn of the 13th Century, inIceland found itself in an extensive battle that is known as the Age of Sturlungs. It was a civil war between the chieftains about whether Iceland should belong to the King of Norway.

The Sturlung clan were an important family in Iceland who supported the Norwegian king. 1 This is the general image given by Einar Ól. Sveinsson, The Age of the Sturlungs, trans.

Jóhann S. Hannesson (Ithaca and New York, ); Sigurður Nordal, Icelandic Culture (New York, ); Finnur Jónsson, Den oldnorske og oldislandske littera-turs historie III (København, ); Jón Helgason, Norrøn litteraturhistorie (Køben-havn.

At the very outset, it is vital to bear in mind that much of what we know about Norse Mythology comes from a single Icelandic writer, Snorri Sturluson (). Snorri was a member of the powerful Sturlungar family, whose prominence in Iceland was such that the period of history in which our poet lived is known as the Age of the Sturlungs.

The Age of the Sturlungs (c–) Although the Sturlungs were just one of the six families that ruled over Iceland during that time, they were indeed the most successful.

Snorri Stulurson, who’s name may be familiar due to his contribution to Norse mythology, was a member of this family. So the book starts with Fiona waking up and not remembering anything past the age of Since she’s now 17 this poses a bit of a problem. I was as confused as Fiona was throughout most of the book because the world building REVIEW COURTESY OF ALL THINGS URBAN FANTASY.

In the early thirteenth century, the internal conflict known as the age of the Sturlungs weakened Iceland, which eventually became subjugated to Norway through the Old Covenant (–), effectively ending the commonwealth.

Norway, in turn, was united with Sweden () and then Denmark (). It mostly deals with the story of the Sturlungs, a powerful family clan during the Age of the Sturlungs period of the Icelandic Commonwealth. Valhöll. ("The Hall of the Slain") A majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin.

Chosen by Odin, half of those who die in combat travel to Valhalla upon death, led by valkyries. Víðimýri is an old manor and in Sturlungaöld - the Age of the Sturlungs - the main habitation of the Ásbirninga clan. Chieftains Kolbeinn Tumason (–) and one of the most powerful chieftains of the Age of the Sturlungs, Kolbeinn Arnórsson ungi (–), lived at Víðimýri.

The year marks the beginnings of “The Age of the Sturlungs” - Sturlungaöld. This was a period of internal conflict in Iceland, and the last period in Iceland’s nearly years as an independent free state.

The Sturlungs were members of the most powerful family clan; amongst them were the authors of the classic Icelandic sagas. Reykjavik. Mal & Menning. pages. ISBN THE MOST INFAMOUS period of Icelandic history was the early part of the thirteenth century, called Sturlungaold in Icelandic, the "Age of the Sturlungs," so .Age of the Sturlungs; in Iceland, six family clans have ended up in power, with the Sturlungs being the most powerful.

In CE, Iceland was brought under Norwegian rule. c. CE - .Jesse Byock teaches Viking history and archaeology, early Icelandic society, medieval feuds, and Old Norse saga literature. He directs the Mosfell Archaeological Project and is a professor at UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology focusing on Viking archaeology and has published widely on medieval Scandinavia.