COA12 - The Conversion of the Icelanders

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The Conversion of the Icelanders

In this episode we dive headfirst into an event still which profoundly colors and shapes our understanding of the Norse world today. That’s right - it’s time to discuss the Conversion of the Icelanders which took place at the Althing of 999 or 1000CE.

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The Book of Settlements: Landnámabók translated by Pálsson, H., & Edwards, P. G.

Íslendingabók & Kristni Saga translated by Siân Grønlie.

The Saga Olaf Tryggvason in Heimskringla by Snorri Sturluson. Translated by Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes.

The Conversion of Iceland by Dag Strömbäck. Translated by Peter Foote.

The Christianization of Iceland: Priests, Power, and Social Change 1000-1300 by Orri Vesteinsson

Power and Conversion — A Comparative Study of Christianization in Scandinavia by Alexandra Sanmark.

The Viking diaspora. by Judith Jesch.

Ansgar’s Conversion of Iceland by Terry Gunnell in Scripta Islandica 2010.

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