The Legendary Sagas
The present collection of articles about the Icelandic fornaldarsögur, fornaldarsögur Norðurlanda, comprises the third and final of those anthologies concerning these texts edited by Ármann Jakobsson, Annette Lassen and Agneta Ney. The first volume, Fornaldarsagornas struktur och ideologi: Handlingar från ett symposium i Uppsala 31.8–2.9 2001, was published in Uppsala in 2003. The second volume, Fornaldarsagaerne, myter og virkelighed: studier i de oldislandske fornaldarsögur Norðurlanda, appeared in Copenhagen in 2009. The first volume includes an extensive bibliography of the fornaldarsögur, the second a somewhat substantial addendum to that bibliography while this was not deemed necessary for this third volume.
While the earlier volumes have focused upon structure and ideology, myth and reality, the present volume focuses on the origin and development of the fornaldarsögur Norðurlanda.