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Author Coroban, Costel, author.

Title Ideology and power in Norway and Iceland, 1150-1250 / by Costel Coroban.

Publication Info. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 213 pages) : illustrations, maps
Summary "This book provides an analysis of the ideology of power in Norway and Iceland as reflected in sources written during the period 1150-1250. The main focus is explaining the way that Kings' power in Norway, and that of chieftains in Iceland, was idealised in important texts from the 12th and 13th centuries (Sverris saga, Konungs skuggsjá, Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar, Íslendingabók, Egils saga, Laxdæla saga and Þórðar saga kakala). The originality of this work consists in the fact that it is the first monograph to comparatively analyse the ideology of power in Iceland, looking specifically at representations of king(s) and chieftains during the Civil Wars period, and compare the findings to those pertaining to Norway."-- Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-213) and index.
Contents Intro; Table of Contents; List of Maps and Tables; Preface; Introduction; Chapter One; 1.1 Methodology, Medieval studies; 1.2 Historiographical Observations on the Subject; 1.3 Remarks on Political Theory and its Historiography; 1.4 Ideology; 1.5 Political Power; 1.6 Ideology and Power; Chapter Two; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Ideal Royalty in Sverris Saga; 2.2.1 King Sverrir and den borgerkrigstiden; 2.2.2 Sverrir and Saint Óláfr; 2.2.3 Sverrir -- dux militum; 2.2.4 A King's Luck; 2.2.5 Sverrir the Orator; 2.2.6 Sverrir the Upholder of Tradition; 2.3 Konungs skuggsjá -- The King's Mirror
2.3.1 Context: The consolidated Norwegian monarchy2.3.2 The Pious King; 2.3.3 Royal vs. Episcopal Power; 2.3.4 Rex Justus -- The Ideal of Monarchy; 2.3.5 Wisdom makes Justice; 2.4 Hakón Hakónarson -- King and Knight?; 2.4.1 Introducing the Source; 2.4.2 King Hákon Hákonarson; 2.4.3 Patron of the Letters; 2.4.4 Monarch and Knight-Erudite; 2.5 Networks of Power in High Medieval Norway; 2.6 Conclusion; Chapter Three; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 A Survey of Þjóðveldið Ísland; 3.3 Íslendingabók; 3.3.1 Overview; 3.3.2 Bishops and Chieftains; 3.3.3 Lineage(s) of Power; 3.4 Egils saga Skallagrímssonar
3.4.1 Preliminaries3.4.2 Comparative view of forn siðr -- the Old Way in Kingship; 3.4.3 The King as Outsider; 3.5 Laxdoela saga; 3.5.1 Peculiarities; 3.5.2 Icons of Kings; 3.5.3 Icons of Icelanders; 3.6 Þórðar saga kakala; 3.6.1 A New Context; 3.6.2 Chieftains as Kings in nuce; 3.6.3 Deconstructing Kingship; 3.7 Conclusion; Chapter Four; Bibliography; Index of Names
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Subject Karl Jónsson, -1213. Sverris saga.
Konungs skuggsjá.
Sturla Þórðarson, 1214-1284. Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar.
Ari Þorgilsson, fróði, 1067-1148. Íslendingabók.
Snorri Sturluson, 1179?-1241. Egils saga.
Laxdæla saga.
Þórðar saga kakala.
Egils saga (Snorri Sturluson)
Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar (Sturla Þórðarson)
Íslendingabók (Ari Þorgilsson, fróði)
Konungs skuggsjá
Laxdæla saga.
Sverris saga (Karl Jónsson)
Norway -- History -- 1030-1397.
Iceland -- History.
Literary studies: classical, early & medieval.
Medieval history.
HISTORY -- World.
Chronological Term 1030-1397
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Coroban, Costel. Ideology and power in Norway and Iceland, 1150-1250. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018 1527506266 (OCoLC)1019752020
ISBN 9781527512061 (electronic bk.)
1527512061 (electronic bk.)