COA05 - Icelandic Law and Culture I: Mord the Fiddle- 1 min
Icelandic Law and Culture I: Mord the Fiddle
In this episode we dive into the gritty details of Icelandic law, culture and politics by looking at the tale of Mord the Fiddle from Njal’s Saga.
Along the way we talk about marriage in the Viking Age, the definition of a hundred and the importance of moderation and compromise in Icelandic Politics.
The “Recommended Reading” for this week is actually Recommended Listening. I cannot recommend enough the Epic 12-part breakdown of Njal’s Saga done by the excellent Saga Thing Podcast. Check out their website or search for Saga Thing Podcast on your podcast player of choice.
Cook, R. (Trans.). (2001). Njal’s Saga. New York, New York: Penguin Books. Available on Amazon
Dennis, A., Foote, P., & Perkins, R. M. (Trans.). (2006). Grágás I the Codex Regius of Grágás with material from other manuscripts. Winnipeg, Canada: Univ. of Manitoba P. Available on Google Books
Dennis, A., Foote, P., & Perkins, R. (Trans.). (2000). Grágás II the Codex regius of Grágás, with material from other manuscripts. Winnipeg, Man.: University of Manitoba Press. Available on Google Books
Grønlie, Siân (trans.). (2006) Íslendingabók. London, England: Viking Society for Northern Research. Available Free Online
The Saga of the People of Laxardal trans. Kunz, K. in Smiley, J. (Ed.). (2001). The Sagas of the Icelanders: a selection. London: Penguin. Available on Amazon
Byock, J. L. (2002). Viking Age Iceland. London: Penguin Books Ltd. Available on Amazon
Jesch, J. (2015). The Viking diaspora. London: Routledge. Available on Amazon
Jochens, J. (1998). Women in Old Norse society. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Available on Amazon
Lönnroth, Lars. The Icelandic Sagas in Brink, S., & Price, N. S. (n.d.). The Viking World. Available on Amazon
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