The era of the Icelandic saga

Posted on February 20, 2010 by

Between 1100 and 1200, in Iceland flourished the literature of the Sagas- epic tales about the origins of the Icelandic people. The themes of these works of art are family wars, love stories, deeds of heroes, tragedies.
In the Twelfth century Ari Þorgilsson, called the Wise, wrote the Íslendingabók, where he told the story of the colonisation of Iceland.
Another historical report
on the same period is the Landnámabók, while the Sturlunga Saga dates back to the Thirteenth century, and tells about the period of anarchy and decay that characterized the most part of the century.

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