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Origines islandicae; a collection of the more important sagas and other native writings relating to the settlement and early history of Iceland,

Author: Guðbrandur Vigfússon; F York Powell
Publisher: Oxford, At the Clarendon Press, 1905.
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Guðbrandur Vigfússon, 1827-1889.
Origines islandicae.
Oxford, At the Clarendon Press, 1905
(OCoLC)555558919
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guðbrandur Vigfússon; F York Powell
OCLC Number: 305469
Language Note: English t.p. and introduction; parallel Icelandic text and English translation.
Notes: Biographica minora: Tales of Bishop Islaf, Of Bishop Gizor, Bishop Magnus and King Gilchrist, Of Cetil and Haflide, The election of Bishop Godmund of Holar. Law eccclesiastic. Church charters. The later genealogies appended to Landnáma-bóc. vol. II. book 4. The young colony. The south: Hœnsa-þóres saga, Holmverja saga, or Harðar saga, The settlement of Cetil Blund. The west: Eyrbyggja saga, Appendix of Snorre gode, Laxdæla saga, Gisla saga, Harvarðz saga. The north: Vatzdæla saga, The story of Ohthere Thorwaldsson (from Hallfred saga), Cormac saga, Liósyetninga saga, Víga-Glúms saga, The tale of Glum and Scuta, The tale of Ogmund Dint and Gunnere Helming.
The east: Hrafnkels saga, Helganna saga (The story of the two Helges), The murder of Westan, The slaying of Thorgrim, The tale of Gunnere Thidrand's Bane, The tale of Thorstan Staff-smitten, the tale of Thorstan Oxfoot.--book 5. Explorers. Discovery of Wineland: The Wineland voyages, or The story of Eric the Red, The story of Thorfinn Carlsemne, The tale of Beorn, the Broadwick-men's champion. Christian champions: The story of Thorgisl (Floamanna saga), The story of Thormod (Fóstbroeðra saga), The tale of the foster-brothers Thorgeir and Eywulf. The tale of the Greenlanders.
Description: 2 volumes 23 cm
Contents: vol. I. book 1. Settlement and settlers. Landnama-book, or The Book of settlements. Early genealogies from sagas. The Thorsness settlement. Mantissa: The tale of Garmund Hell-skin.--book 2. The old constitution. Libellus Islandorum. Primitive laws and customs. Early constitutional law. Nial and the Fifth court.--book 3. Conversion and the early church of Iceland. Cristne saga: The tale of Thorwald the Far-farer. Early church legends (Swade and the poor; Thorhall Knop; the tale of Thidrande) The lives of the first seven bishops of Scalholt: Hungrvaca, Þorláks saga, Póls saga. S. John of Holar's Life (Ioans saga). Second life of Thoriac (Oddaverja-þáttr). Fragments from Gunlaug's Life of S. John of Holar. Biographica minora: Tales of Bishop Islaf, Of Bishop Gizor, Bishop Magnus and King Gilchrist, Of Cetil and Haflide, The election of Bishop Godmund of Holar. Law eccclesiastic. Church charters. The later genealogies appended to Landnáma-bóc. vol. II. book 4. The young colony. The south: Hœnsa-þóres saga, Holmverja saga, or Harðar saga, The settlement of Cetil Blund. The west: Eyrbyggja saga, Appendix of Snorre gode, Laxdæla saga, Gísla saga, Harvarðz saga. The north: Vatzdæla saga, The story of Ohthere Thorwaldsson (from Hallfred saga), Cormac saga, Liósvetninga saga, Víga-Glúms saga, The tale of Glum and Scuta, The tale of Ogmund Dint and Gunnere Helming. The east: Hrafnkels saga, Helganna saga (The story of the two Helges), The murder of Westan, The slaying of Thorgrim, The tale of Gunnere Thidrand's Bane, The tale of Thorstan Staff-smitten, the tale of Thorstan Oxfoot.--book 5. Explorers. Discovery of Wineland: The Wineland voyages, or The story of Eric the Red, The story of Thorfinn Carlsemne, The tale of Beorn, the Broadwick-men's champion. Christian champions: The story of Thorgisl (Floamanna saga), The story of Thormod (Fóstbrœðra saga), The tale of the foster-brothers Thorgeir and Eywulf. The tale of the Greenlanders.
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