Tulinius, Torfi H.. Inheritance, ideology, and literature: HERVARAR SAGA OK HEIðREKS

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Inheritance, ideology, and literature: HERVARAR SAGA OK HEIðREKS

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph From sagas to society : comparative approaches to early Iceland, edited by Gísli Pálsson

Published By: Original publisher From sagas to society : comparative approaches to early Iceland, edited by Gísli Pálsson Enfield Lock, Middlesex, UK: Hisarlik Press. 1992. 147-160 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Torfi H. Tulinius

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Early Icelanders (EQ02)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Inheritance (428); Verbal arts (5310); Classes (565); Legal norms (671);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The aim of this article is to present a detailed analysis of the Icelandic saga 'Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks' and to show how a close scrutiny of it can bring to light its relationship to historical changes taking place in Iceland at the time of its composition (i.e., in the thirteenth century). The author's major objective in this work is to show '…that a literary artifact, even a highly fictional narrative such as this 'fornaldarsaga', can provide valuable information about thirteenth-century Iceland and to demonstrate that, with the appropiate methodological tools, a representative of this category of saga literature can be shown to be just as good a source of knowledge about the period of composition as the family sagas, sagas of contemporaries and even historical chronicles' (p. 148).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 17

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. eq02-017

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Educator-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 2002

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ninth-thirteenth centuries

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) general Iceland

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Icelanders

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