The Viking Age and the Crusades Era in Yngvars saga víðförla

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dc.contributor Skandinavistik / Universität Tübingen de_CH Glazyrina, Galina de_DE 2004-02-02 de_DE 2014-03-18T09:51:42Z 2004-02-02 de_DE 2014-03-18T09:51:42Z 2002 de_DE
dc.identifier.other 109762002 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri de_DE
dc.description.abstract The history of Sweden was not a priority subject for saga writers in Iceland. The "Saga of Ingvar the Far-Traveller" (YS) is based on a reliable fact, justified by about 25 runic inscriptions which date to the first half of the eleventh century, that a military expedition, led by Ingvar, went from Sweden to Eastern Europe, then moved to the South or to the South-West and perished there. The plot was revived by an Icelandic cleric who compiled the YS. His special interest towards the episode of the history of Sweden might have been provoked by the fact that at his time (beginning in the end of the twelfth century and through the thirteenth century) Sweden was active in pursuing its own missionary activity in the East Baltic region. The author of the YS constructed his saga on the principles typical of Icelandic fornaldarsögur, relating a story of a journey to a marvelous world. The plot itself provided the author of the saga with vast opportunities for the development and together with other features it was supplied with episodes and descriptions similar to those which are found in abundance in Latin Chronicles of the Crusades and other sources. The basic opposition of the chronicles between the Christians and the Muslims is presented in the YS as the opposition between the Christian Scandinavians and the pagans. Thus the historical fact of a real expedition of the Swedes to the East got a new interpretation: the story of Ingvar became a "missionary" (as Hermann Pálsson and Paul Edwards called it) saga. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-nopod de_DE
dc.rights.uri de_DE
dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject.classification Saga , Island de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 839 de_DE
dc.subject.other Ingvars saga víðförla , "missionary" saga , crusades on saga-writing en
dc.title The Viking Age and the Crusades Era in Yngvars saga víðförla en
dc.type ConferenceObject de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Sonstige - Neuphilologie de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
dcterms.DCMIType Text de_DE
utue.publikation.typ conferenceObject de_DE 1068 de_DE
utue.opus.portal sagas de_DE
utue.opus.portalzaehlung 2.14000 de_DE


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