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The sagas were written over a period of more than two hundred years, during a time in which Icelandic society underwent dramatic structural changes and therefore it is likely that the authors had different views on the sagas they were depicting, even though the structure of that society may adhere to similar rules in many sagas.
The kings' sagas tell of the kings of Norway and reflect the continued interest of Icelanders in their old homeland.
While Njals saga may be unusual in the prominence it gives to legalities, the sagas suggest that court cases were crowd-pulling spectacles.
Having established these three levels of the binary, Orning then moves to three modes of reading: different ways that sagas can be read as sources for contemporary ideas about magic, politics, and society.
"We can conclude that whether the sagas are historically accurate or not, the properties of the social worlds they record are similar to those of real social networks," Kenna said.
While it seems unlikely that anyone would take serious issue with the chronology itself, Andersson's judgements on individual sagas are arguable.
Morris's translation of The Volsunga Saga led Tolkien into the world where he was to spend most of his academic life: he was to specialize, as undergraduate and later as professor, in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English and he had a passion for the Icelandic sagas.
Kristjansdottir, a sound artist, experimental musician, and puppeteer who possesses the deep dark eyes, sprightly grin, and intense modesty typical of Icelandic women, remembers the sagas with wonder.
The fornaldarsogur do not have the same literary value as the Icelanders' sagas, but, because they are based on lost heroic poetry, they are of great antiquarian interest.
The prose form of the saga differentiates it from the normally poetic epic.
Considering a concrete manifestation of a saga in a manuscript rather than a supposed original text, and rejecting the modern genres of legendary and romantic sagas as somehow less authentic than historical sagas, Orning focuses on the manuscript AM343a4to, a huge manuscript containing 15 sagas, probably produced in northern Iceland during the third quarter of the 15th century.