COA16 - Snorri Sturluson, Big Farmers & the End of the Icelandic Free State

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Snorri Sturluson, Big Farmers & the End of the Icelandic Free State

In this episode we conclude our series on Iceland by discussing the rapid changes which shook the Icelandic political system in the 1200s.

We discuss the likely causes of these changes, explore the life and times of our good friend Snorri Sturluson and examine the impact that this time period may have had for our own understanding of Icelandic history.

I do hope you enjoy.


Íslendinga Saga by Sturla Þórðarson in Sturlunga Saga translated by Julia H. McGrew.

Viking Age Iceland by Jesse Byock.

The Viking diaspora. by Judith Jesch.

A History of Old Norse Poetry and Poetics by Margaret Clunies Ross.

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

Snorri Sturluson: His Life and Works by Anthony Faulkes in The Viking World.

Social institutions and belief systems of medieval Iceland (c. 870-1400) and their relations to literary production by Preben Meulengracht Sørensen, translated by Margaret Clunies Ross. In Old Icelandic Literature in Society edited by Margaret Clunies Ross.

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