Saga Brief 7: The Conversion of Iceland (Part 2)


In the second part of our Saga Brief on the conversion of Iceland, we discuss the conversion tactics of King Olaf Tryggvason, the Icelanders’ controversial decision at the Althing of 1000, and the effects of Christianity on Icelandic culture.  You might notice that Andy is a bit more subdued than usual in this one. He was sick during recording. 

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Intro to Saga Brief – from Icelandic Folk Music: Tröllaslagur
Poem Song – Moorland by Kevin MacLeod (
Outro – 
Ólafur Liljurós

One thought on “Saga Brief 7: The Conversion of Iceland (Part 2)

  1. Let me second the idea of King’s Sagas after the Family sagas!
    I’ve got a copy of the Heimskringla on my shelf that I’ve dipped into, but I’m never gonna plow through the whole thing without you guys playing Virgil to my Dante…


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