COA06 - Icelandic Law and Culture II: The People of Eyri- 1 min
Icelandic Law and Culture II: The People of Eyri
In this episode we continue to explore the dynamics of power, violence and law in Viking Age Iceland. We will do so by discussing many of the conflicts found in Saga of the People of Eyri. Along the way we will cover:
- A curious young farmer who is mauled by a mysterious spirit.
- Some legally questionable handshake deals.
- The legal and social relationships which tied together goðar and free farmers.
- The limits of a goði’s power and the consequences of exceeding them.
- A murder on a hay-stack.
I hope you enjoy.
As promised - here is a map of Eyri.
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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
Byock, J. L. (2002). Viking Age Iceland. London: Penguin Books Ltd. Available on Amazon
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