The Icelander abroad: Hjalti Skeggjason’s Swedish mission
Gislason, Kari (2005) The Icelander abroad: Hjalti Skeggjason’s Swedish mission. In Barnes, Geraldine (Ed.) Travel and Travellers from Bede to Dampier. Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle, pp. 67-77.
This chapter analyses the characterization of Hjalti Skeggjason in the medieval Icelandic text Heimskringla. It argues that Hjalti is developed as an exemplary character who is able to adapt to life at the Norwegian court while exerting his own influence on how that court functions.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Old Icelandic literature, Heimskringla, Characterization, Medieval Iceland|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LITERARY STUDIES (200500)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 Cambridge Scholars Press|
|Deposited On:||15 Nov 2012 08:06|
|Last Modified:||07 Feb 2013 13:01|
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