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The representation of land and landownership in medieval Icelandic texts

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This thesis investigates the representation of land and landownership in medieval Icelandic texts. I shall demonstrate that there is scant homogeneity in this representation; the variation between different narratives is startling and unusual. I seek to categorise this variability by identifying the lack of a secure tradition surrounding land and landownership, and exploring the possibilities open to the saga author to use land practices and myths as literary devices or to glorify the pas...

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St. John's College (University of Oxford)
Department:
Faculty of English Language and Literature

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Publication date:
2006
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602157040
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uuid:9057797d-81bd-4d28-a438-4e4d5ee000c0
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td:602157040

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