Byock, Jesse L.. Some thoughts on Egils saga and social memory

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  • Author: Byock, Jesse L.
  • Title: Some thoughts on Egils saga and social memory
  • Published in: Vörðuvoð ofin Helga Þorlákssyni, fimmtugum 8. ágúst 1995
  • Editor: Sigurgeir Steingrímsson
  • Place, Publisher: Reykjavík: Menningar- og minningarsjóður Mette Magnussen
  • Year: 1995
  • Pages: 13-14
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  • Reference: Byock, Jesse L. "Some thoughts on Egils saga and social memory." Vöruvoð ofin Helga Þorlákssyni, fimmtugum 8. ágúst 1995, pp. 13–14. Ed. Sigurgeir Steingrímsson. Reykjavík: Menningar- og minningarsjóður Mette Magnussen, 1995.

  • Key words: social reality (samfélagsmynd)


Contents

Annotation

The cultural context of Egils saga and the “social memory” at work in its depiction of emigration from Norway to Iceland and the events that precipitated it.

Lýsing

Í greininni fjallar Byock um menningarlegt samhengi Egils sögu "félagslegt minni" sem er að verki í lýsingu á innflytjendum sem halda frá Noregi til Íslands og þeim viðburðum sem fylgja í kjölfarið.

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References

Chapter 25: þótti þeim það fýsilegt að leita til Íslands: „In the Norwegian mother country, a state came into being, claiming the monopoly of the violence and the coercive use of the force by the country´s overlord. In Iceland, Norwegian emigrant families find breathing room in a society that rejects overlordship and royal monopoly of violence. The surely exaggerated memory of these contrastive developments structures a significant part of the saga´s action. The difference between Iceland and societies under the rule of princes, such as Norway and England, flows through the medieval text as a unifying undercurrent, contributing to the crucial dichotomy between the characters of light and dark brothers. “ (s. 14)==Links==

  • Written by: Katelin Parsons
  • Icelandic translation: Jón Karl Helgason
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