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Title Sturla Þórðarson : skald, chieftain, and lawman / edited by Jón Viðar Sigurðsson, Sverrir Jakobsson.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource
Series The northern world : North Europe and the Baltic c. 400-1700 AD : peoples, economics and cultures, 1569-1462 ; v. 78
Northern world ; v. 78.
Summary "Sturla Þórðarson is one of only a handful of thirteenth-century Icelandic historians to be known by name, and he is certainly one of the most significant. A number of works may be traced directly to his literary-cultural circle, notably Landnámabók (The Book of Settlements), Íslendinga saga (The saga of Icelanders) and Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar (The Saga of King Hákon). Moreover, it is thought that Sturla was involved in the production of the legal text known as Járnsíða, as well as annals and, possibly, some of the Íslendingasögur (Sagas of Icelanders). In addition to his role as author and compiler, Sturla Þórðarson was in his day one of the most powerful men in Iceland. In 1262, he visited the court of King Magnús Hákonarson ('the Law-mender') in Norway as a court poet, later becoming his liegeman, and it was for King Magnús that Sturla wrote the sagas of King Hákon and King Magnús. Sturla served as lawman of all Iceland 1272-77, and then as lawman for the north and west of the country until 1282. He died on 30 July 1284. Contributors are Ann-Marie Long, Ármann Jakobsson, Auður Magnúsdóttir, Gísli Sigurðsson, Guðrún Ása Grímsdóttir, Guðrún Nordal, Gunnar Harðarson, Hans Jacob Orning, Helgi Þorláksson, Jón Viðar Sigurðsson, Lena Rohrbach, Patricia Pires Boulhosa, Philadelphia Ricketts, R.I. Moore, Randi Bjørshol Wærdahl, Roberta Frank, Sveinbjörn Rafnsson, Sverrir Jakobsson, Theodore M. Andersson, Úlfar Bragason, and Verena Hoefig"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro -- Sturla Þórðarson: Skald, Chieftain and Lawman -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- 1 Sturla Þórðarson, The Politician -- 2 The Works of Sturla Þórðarson -- 3 The Education of Sturla Þórðarson (and the Icelandic Elite) -- 4 Power, Protection and Pleasure: The Marital and Extra-Marital Relationships of the Women in Sturla Þórðarson's Life -- 5 Landnámabók and Its Sturlubók Version -- 6 Sturlubók and Cultural Memory -- 7 Foundational Myth in Sturlubók: An Analysis of the Tale of Ingólfr and Hjörleifr -- 8 'I'm on an island': The Concept of Outlawry and Sturla's Book of Settlements -- 9 Narrative Negotiations of Literacy Practices in Íslendinga saga and Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar -- 10 Gautr Jónsson of Mel: Craftsman of Battle and Chief Oral Source of Hákonar saga -- 11 Sturla: The Poet and the Creator of Prosimetrum -- 12 The Storied Verse of Sturla Þórðarson -- 13 Sturla Þórðarson's Two Perspectives on Thirteenth-Century History: Royal Chronicler vs. Icelandic Chieftain -- 14 Sturla Þórðarson's Narrative Personalities -- 15 Reykholt Revisited -- 16 Becoming Visible: Viewing Women in Íslendinga saga -- 17 A Personal Account: The Official and the Individual in Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar -- 18 The Bias and Alleged Impartiality of Sturla Þórðarson -- 19 Codex Reseniani: Sturla Þórðarson as an Encyclopaedic Writer -- 20 Narrative, Evidence and the Reception of Járnsíða -- 21 'New Worlds Emerging': History and Identity in Twelfth-Century Eurasia -- 22 Postscript: The Subjectivity of Sturla Þórðarson -- Bibliography -- Index.
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Subject Sturla Þórðarson, 1214-1284.
Håkonson, Magnus, King of Norway, 1238-1280 -- Friends and associates.
Authors, Old Norse -- Biography.
Authors, Icelandic -- Biography.
Historians -- Iceland -- Biography.
Iceland -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Iceland -- Intellectual life.
Iceland -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Jón Viðar Sigurðsson, 1958- editor.
Sverrir Jakobsson, 1970- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Sturla Þórðarson. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017] 9789004342354 (DLC) 2016059382
ISBN 9789004342361 (electronic bk.)
9004342362 (electronic bk.)
9789004342354 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004342361