By Patricia Pires Boulhosa
The booklet makes use of sagas and criminal texts to re-evaluate the relatives among mediaeval Icelanders and the Norwegian kings. It demonstrates that the Icelanders - in part topics of the king, and in part past his strength - have been able to negotiate with him for his or her personal profit, and offers a methodological re-examination of authorial attributions of the sagas and their use as historic assets. Key to the booklet is a revisionary research of 2 legislation made among the Icelanders and the kings of Norway: a legislations most likely issued through King Óláfr resort helgi of Norway (1015-1028), and the purported submission agreements with King Hákon Hákonarson (1217-1263), often called Gizurarsáttmáli or Gamli sáttmáli. It additionally analyses the sagas of the fourteenth-century manuscript Möðruvallabók opposed to the historic context extracted from this felony re-examination.
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