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"Sturla ¤âorºarson is one of only a handful of thirteenth-century Icelandic historians to be known by name, and he is certainly one of the most significant. A number of works may be traced directly to his literary-cultural circle, notably Landnâamabâok (The Book of Settlements), âIslendinga saga (The saga of Icelanders) and Hâakonar saga Hâakonarsonar (The Saga of King Hâakon). Moreover, it is thought that Sturla was involved in the production of the legal text known as Jâarnsâiºa, as well as annals and,possibly, some of the âIslendingasèogur (Sagas of Icelanders). In addition to his role as author and compiler, Sturla ¤âorºarson was in his day one of the most powerful men in Iceland. In 1262, he visited the court of King Magnâus Hâakonarson ('the Law-mender') in Norway as a court poet, later becoming his liegeman, and it was for King Magnâus that Sturla wrote the sagas of King Hâakon and King Magnâus. Sturla served as lawman of all Iceland 1272-77, and then as lawman for the north and west of the country until 1282. He died on 30 July 1284. Contributors are Ann-Marie Long, âArmann Jakobsson, Auºur Magnâusdâottir, Gâisli Sigurºsson, Guºrâun âAsa Grâimsdâottir, Guºrâun Nordal, Gunnar Harºarson, Hans Jacob Orning, Helgi ¤orlâaksson, Jâon Viºar Sigurºsson,Lena Rohrbach, Patricia Pires Boulhosa, Philadelphia Ricketts, R.I. Moore, Randi Bj²rshol Wµrdahl, Roberta Frank, Sveinbjèorn Rafnsson, Sverrir Jakobsson, Theodore M. Andersson, âUlfar Bragason, and Verena Hoefig"--Provided by publisher.
Series Title: Northern World
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Street Date: March 9, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-7623