Gísli Pálsson, 1949-. Introduction: Text, life, and saga

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Title: Introduction: Text, life, and saga

Published in: From sagas to society : comparative approaches to early Iceland, edited by Gísli Pálsson

Published By: From sagas to society : comparative approaches to early Iceland, edited by Gísli Pálsson Enfield Lock, Middlesex, UK: Hisarlik Press, 1992. 1-25 p.

By line: =Gísli Pálsson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Early Icelanders (EQ02)

Subjects: Reviews and critiques (114); Verbal arts (5310); Status, role, and prestige (554); Districts (634);

Abstract: The Icelandic sagas have been extensively studied as pieces of text, as literarly and historical documents, and as potentially valuable sources of ethnographic information on early Iceland and medieval Scandinavia. As a source of cultural data, this essay examines the sagas from the standpoint of how they can be used to extract information about social life and its transformation, and their ethnographic and historical validity.

Document Number: 11

Document ID: eq02-011

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: For bibliographical references see document 10: [Gísli Pálsson].

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Social Anthropologist-4

Analyst: John Beierle ; 2002

Coverage Date: medieval period

Coverage Place: Iceland

LCSH: Icelanders

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