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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ID Code: 54794
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Old Icelandic literature, Heimskringla, Characterization, Medieval Iceland
ISBN: 9781904303510, 190430351X
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: 14 Nov 2012 22:06
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2013 03:01

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