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The Norwegian Account of Haco's Expedition Against Scotland (Dodo Press)
by Sturla Þórðarson
Binding: Paperback, 48 pages
Publisher: Dodo Press
Weight: 0.18 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 9 x W: 0.5 inches
ISBN 10: 1409946339
ISBN 13: 9781409946335
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Sturla r arson (1214 1284) was an Icelandic politician/chieftain and writer of sagas and contemporary history during the 13th century. Sturla was the son of r ur Sturluson and his mistress ra. He was a nephew and pupil of the famous saga writer Snorri Sturluson. He fought alongside r ur kakali Sighvatsson during the Age of the Sturlungs. He is best known for writing slendinga saga, the longest saga within Sturlunga saga, and H konar saga H konarsonar, the story of Haakon IV of Norway. He also wrote a saga of Haakon's son, Magnus the lawmender (Magn ss saga lagab tis), of which only fragments have survived. Some scholars also believe him to have written Kristni saga and Sturlub k, a transcript of Landn ma. He is moreover listed in Sk ldatal as the court skald of the Swedish ruler Birger Jarl. Sturla was appointed law speaker over all of Iceland for a brief period after the dissolution of the Icelandic Commonwealth, and wrote the law book J rns a.


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