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Jómsvíkinga Saga and Genre
Birkbeck College.
2014 (English)In: Scripta Islandica: Isländska Sällskapets Årsbok, ISSN 0582-3234, E-ISSN 2001-9416, Vol. 65, 63-79 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Jómsvíkinga saga is difficult to classify generically. Modern conceptions of history and fiction in any case rely on different assumptions from those of medi­eval authors. Recent attempts to relocate another anomalous text, Yngvars saga víð­fǫrla, within the fornaldarsögur has implications for Jómsvíkinga saga. The saga has an intricate two-way relationship with the konungasögur, and is set against a back­ground of historical events, but its narrative is ahistorical, particularly in its personalization of events. The saga shows a development over time, with later versions including more fantastic elements; the inclusion of verse, on the model of the konunga­sögur, was also a later development. The saga shows a particular interest in the dynamics of relationships within a warrior group, rather than sin­­gling out an individual hero. There is a polarity between the heroic Vagn and the treacherous Sigvaldi, whose defection brings about the downfall of the group. Despite sharing material with the konungasögur, the saga’s preoccupations are distinctive and defy genre classification.

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2014. Vol. 65, 63-79 p.
Keyword [en]
Genre, history, fiction
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Specific Literatures General Literature Studies History
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History; Literature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-241338OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-241338DiVA: diva2:778537
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