Item description for Icelanders and the Kings of Norway: Mediaeval Sagas and Legal Texts (The Northern World, 17) (The Northern World, V. 17) by Patricia Pires Boulhosa...
The book uses sagas and legal texts to re-examine the relations between mediaeval Icelanders and the Norwegian kings. It demonstrates that the Icelanders - partly subjects of the king, and partly beyond his power - were ready to negotiate with him for their own benefit, and presents a methodological re-evaluation of authorial attributions of the sagas and their use as historical sources. Key to the book is a revisionary analysis of two laws made between the Icelanders and the kings of Norway: a law probably issued by King lfr inn helgi of Norway (1015-1028), and the purported submission agreements with King Hkon Hkonarson (1217-1263), known as Gizurarsttmli or Gamli sttmli. It also analyses the sagas of the fourteenth-century manuscript Mruvallabk against the historical context extracted from this legal re-evaluation.
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Studio: Brill Academic Pub
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2005
Publisher Brill Academic Pub
ISBN 9004145168 ISBN13 9789004145160