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A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture
About the book
This major survey of Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culturedemonstrates the remarkable continuity of Icelandic language andculture from medieval to modern times.
Comprises 29 chapters written by leading scholars in thefield
Reflects current debates among Old Norse-Icelandicscholars
Pays attention to previously neglected areas of study, such asthe sagas of Icelandic bishops and the fantasy sagas
Looks at the ways Old Norse-Icelandic literature is used bymodern writers, artists and film directors, both within and outsideScandinavia
Sets Old Norse-Icelandic language and literature in its widercultural context