Medial perspectives on textual culture in the Icelandic Middle Ages
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Among the texts examined are Sturlunga saga, a narrative cycle depicting the bitter feuding preceding Iceland’s loss of independence in 1262/4; Hauksbók or 'Haukr’s Book', a manuscript 'micro-library', containing among other things a history of the Christianisation of Iceland, narratives about legendary Vikings, the story of Troy, and computistical material; Víglundar saga, an exemplary romance in saga form; grammatical treatises in which native poetry is analysed in terms of classical rhetoric; and a tiny sixteenth-century manuscript of the vita of St Margaret, written as an amulet for the scribe’s pregnant daughter. Showcasing medially-focused responses to a wide range of medieval writing and textuality, the collection demonstrates the promise of a medial approach to Iceland’s extraordinarily rich and long-lived textual culture.

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ReiheMedienwandel - Medienwechsel - Medienwissen
ISBN 9783034010290
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 28.02.2018
Umfang 328 Seiten
Genre Sprachwissenschaft, Literaturwissenschaft
Format Taschenbuch
Verlag Chronos
Herausgegeben von Kate Heslop, Jürg Glauser