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A stylistic study of the sagas of Sturla Þórðarson and their relationship to some other thirteenth century Icelandic historical and literary sagas

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It is the object of this thesis to present the chief stylistic and structural characteristics of five thirteenth century Norse sagas selected as representative of Sturla Þórðarson's literary background; to show in what ways and to suggest why he did or did not follow their examples; and on the basis of this, to offer a new interpretation of the style and structure of Sturla's Íslendinga Saga. The five sagas are considered chronologically in the order they are believed to have bee...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of English Language and Literature
Publication date:
1982
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602328195
URN:
uuid:a4c81638-6b2a-460e-be5a-87b74ff458ac
Local pid:
td:602328195
Language:
Icelandic and English
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