Select Bibliography for Njal’s Saga

Agnes Arnórsdóttir. Property and Virginity: The Christianization of Marriage in Medieval Iceland, 1200-1600. Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 2010.

Allen, Richard.  Fire and Iron: Critical Approaches to Njal’s Saga. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1971.

Andersson, Theodore M. The Growth of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas (1180-1280). Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2006.

______.  “The Displacement of the Heroic Ideal in the Family Sagas.” Speculum 45 (1970): 575-93

______. The Icelandic Family Saga: An Analytic Reading. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1967.

Ármann Jakobsson.  “Masculinity and Politics in Njáls saga.” Viator 38 (2007): 191-214.

Bååth, A. U. Studier öfver Komositionen I några isländska Ättesagor. Lund: Gleerup, 1885.

Bolton, W.F. “The Njála Narrator and the Picture Plane.” Scandinavian Studies 44 (1972): 186-209.

Byock, Jesse L.. Feud in the Icelandic Saga. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982.

Clover, Carol J. “Composing Facts: Evidence and Narrative in Njáls saga.” In News from Other Worlds

_______. Regardless of Sex: Men, Women, and Power in Early Northern Europe.” Speculum 63 (1993): 363-88.

_______. “Open Composition: The Atlantic Interlude in Njáls saga.” In Sagas of the Icelanders: A Book of Essays, edited by John Tucker, 280-91. New York: Garland, 1989.

Cook, Robert. Introduction to Njal’s Saga, vii-xxxiii.  New York: Penguin Classics, 2001.

Dronke, Ursula. The Role of Sexual Themes in Njáls saga. London: VSNR, 1981.

Einar Sveinsson. Njal’s Saga: A Literary Masterpiece. Translated by Paul Schach. Lincoln, Nebr.: University of Nebraska Press, 1971.

Frank, Roberta. ‘Marriage in Twelfth and Thirteenth Century Iceland.’ Viator 4 (1973): 473-84.

Guðrun Nordal.  “The Dialogue between Audience and Text: The Variants in Verse Citations in Njáls saga’s Manuscripts.” In Oral Art Forms and their Passage into Writing, edited by Else Mundal and Jonas Wellendorf, 185-202.  Copenhagen: Museum of Tusculanum Press, 2008.

Hieatt, Constance B. “Hrútr’s voyage to Norway and the structure of Njála.” John Tucker, ed. Sagas of the Icelanders: A Book of Essays. New York: Garland, 1989.

Jochens, Jenny. Women in Old Norse Society. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1998.

Jón Karl Helgason. The Rewriting of Njals Saga: Translation, Ideology, and Icelandic Sagas. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 1999.

Kristjansson, Jonas. Eddas and Sagas. Reykjavík: Híð íslenska bókmenntafélag, 1988.

Lonnroth, Lars. Njáls saga: A Critical Introduction. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976.

Magnusson, Magnus.  Introduction to Njal’s Saga, 9-31.  New York: Penguin Classics, 1960.

Maxwell, I. R. ‘Pattern in Njáls saga.’ Saga-Book 15 (1957-9): 17-47.

Miller, William Ian. “Why is your axe bloody?”: A Reading of Njals saga. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

______. Bloodtaking and Peacemaking: Feud, Law, and Society in Saga Iceland. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990.

O’Donoghue, Heather. “Women in Njál’s Saga.” In Introductory Essays on Egils saga and Njáls saga, edited by John Hines and Desmond Slay, 83-101. London: VSNR, 1992.

Orri Vésteinsson.  The Christianization of Iceland: Priests, Power, and Social Change, 1000-1300. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Schulman, Jana K. ‘Make Me a Match: Motifs of Betrothal in the Sagas of Icelanders.’ Scandinavian Studies 69 (1997): 296-321.

Sexton, John P. “Difference and Disability: On the Logic of Naming in the Icelandic Sagas.” In Disability in the Middle Ages: Reconsiderations and Reverberations, edited by Joshua R. Eyler. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010.




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