Literature in Iceland 1200–1600

An Epitome


Sword pommel from the Bedale Hoard, ninth century

by Sheryl McDonald Werronen

Forthcoming 2021

From the epic family sagas hearkening back to the settlement of Iceland, to the fantastical romances set in exotic and unfamiliar lands, the stories written and read in medieval Iceland are richly varied. This book provides a brief introduction to different types of Icelandic (or, Old Norse) literature, by discussing key texts and considering some of the latest research in the field.