Feud in the Icelandic Saga


Byock sees the crucial element in the origin of the Icelandic sagas not as the introduction of writing or the impact of literary borrowings from the continent but the subject of the tales themselves - feud. This simple thesis is developed into a thorough examination of Icelandic society and feud, and of the narrative technique of recounting it.

Feud in the Icelandic Saga 1993, University of California Press, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520082595

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Feud in the Icelandic Saga 1983, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520045644