Masculinities in Old Norse Literature

First full investigation of masculinities in Old Norse-Icelandic literature. Compared to other areas of medieval literature, the question of masculinity in Old Norse-Icelandic literature has been understudied, a neglect which this volume aims to rectify. The essays collected here introduce and analyse a spectrum of masculinities, from the sagas of Icelanders, contemporary sagas, kings’ sagas, […]

Mappae Mundi of Medieval Iceland, The

An innovative, interdisciplinary approach to the understudied Icelandic mappae mundi. The Icelandic mappae mundi (maps of the world), drawn between c.1225 and c.1400, are contemporary to the breathtaking rise of its vernacular literary culture, and provide important insights into the Icelanders’ capacious geographical imaginary in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. However, in comparison with those […]

Þögla stúlkan

Heil fjölskylda er myrt á fólskulegan hátt á heimili sínu. Skömmu síðar finnst sá sem grunaður er um ódæðið sjálfur myrtur og með sama vopni. Til þess að flækja málin enn frekar er eina vitnið hin tíu ára gamla Nicole, en spor hennar liggja inn í skóginn á bakvið húsið. Þegar Nicole kemur í leitirnar […]