Very fine article touching on isolation in medieval societies, in particular in relation to the sagas of Grettir and Gisli. What did it mean to be banned from society? Where did one end up, what did one do, what was someone’s psychological state of mind during the situation? Naturally, not all questions can be answered in this article, but it sure is an interesting first step toward exploring the theme in medieval literature. See the website History of Emotions.
What makes Trapped such a fine series to watch?
When the settlers finally arrive on this island in the North Atlantic…
The lost Icelandic sites that pre-date the Age of Settlement.
Traditionally, the Age of Settlement on Iceland is thought to start around 874 CE. Only, it seems people came and lived on Iceland long before this time.
The magical world of Icelandic folktales and legends.