Vörumynd

Hrafnkel's Saga

Written around the thirteenth century AD by
Icelandic monks, the seven tales collected here
offer a combination of pagan elements tightly
woven into the pat...

Written around the thirteenth century AD by
Icelandic monks, the seven tales collected here
offer a combination of pagan elements tightly
woven into the pattern of Christian ethics. They
take as their subjects figures who are heroic,
but do not fit into the mould of traditional
heroes. Some stories concern characters in
Iceland among them Hrafknel's Saga, in which a
poor man's son is murdered by his powerful
neighbour, and Thorstein the Staff-Struck, which
describes an ageing warrior's struggle to settle
into a peaceful rural community. Others focus on
the adventures of Icelanders abroad, including
the compelling Audun's Story, which depicts a
farmhand's pilgrimage to Rome. These fascinating
tales deal with powerful human emotions,
suffering and dignity at a time of profound
transition, when traditional ideals were
gradually yielding to a more peaceful pastoral
lifestyle.

Já notar vefkökur til að bæta notendaupplifun á vefsíðunni og greina umferð um hana. Einnig hefur Já uppfært persónuverndarstefnu sína. Nánar um stefnuna og vefkökur hér.
Samþykkt