A Hagiographical Reading of Egils saga

Egil

When the literary presentation of the character of Egill is examined carefully with an eye toward the hagiographical paradigm, one can see that it matches the presentation of a bishop’s life and character…

Egil Skallagrimsson and the Viking Ideal

Egill Skallagrímsson in a 17th century manuscript of Egils Saga

How did the Vikings want to be perceived–by other members of their own culture, and by posterity?

INTERVIEW: Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths

Song of the Vikings

An interview with author Nancy Brown on her latest medieval offering: “Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths”.

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