Combat in Saga Literature. Traces of martial arts in medieval Iceland

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Dokumentart: PhDThesis
Date: 2017
Language: English
Faculty: 5 Philosophische Fakultät
Department: Germanistik
Advisor: Gropper, Stefanie (Prof. Dr.)
Day of Oral Examination: 2017-01-17
DDC Classifikation: 355 - Military science
796 - Athletic and outdoor sports and games
839 - Other Germanic literatures
Keywords: Saga , Islendinga sögur , Island , Altnordisch , Kampfsport , Fechten , Ringen , Kampf , Gewalt
Other Keywords: Kampfdarstellung
saga literature
martial arts
combat scene
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"Combat in Saga Literature. Traces of martial arts in medieval Iceland" describes and analyses the combat scenes in Old Norse saga literature. It develops four "modes of combat", literary patterns that shaped the narration of combat, and raises the question in how far medieval Iceland participated in European fencing/martial arts culture.

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