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“Saga Land by Richard Fidler ” is a good book that you can read online or download to read it later. Before starting the reading or downloading, here is the summary of the book that you can read.‘I adored this book – a wondrous compendium of Iceland’s best sagas’ – Hannah KentA new friendship. An unforgettable journey. A beautiful and bloody history.This is Iceland as you’ve never read it before …Broadcaster Richard Fidler and author Kári Gíslason are good friends. They share a deep attachment to the sagas of Iceland – the true stories of the first Viking families who settled on that remote island in the Middle Ages.These are tales of blood feuds, of dangerous women, and people who are compelled to kill the ones they love the most. The sagas are among the greatest stories ever written, but the identity of their authors is largely unknown.Together, Richard and Kári travel across Iceland, to the places where the sagas unfolded a thousand years ago. They cross fields, streams and fjords to immerse themselves in the folklore of this fiercely beautiful island. And there is another mission: to resolve a longstanding family mystery – a gift from Kari’s Icelandic father that might connect him to the greatest of the saga authors. Saga Land by Richard Fidler PDF Download

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Australians Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason (both residents of my home city of Brisbane) extend this genre with a wonderful exploration of Icelandic stories and modern civilisation. Kari is a self-effacing academic with a PhD in early Icelandic literature and several books under his belt. Richard is one of those renaissance characters with a strong band of followers for his comedy and human interest Conversations and a recent history of Constantinople. They first met when Richard interviewed Kari for his much-loved radio show and became firm friends. With two such roving minstrels, the stage was set for a multi-media investigation of the past and present of a country that sometimes emerges from the mists to find itself in the middle of world attention (think chess gladiators, Starwars negotiators, financial crises, volcanic interruptions…or underdog footballers!) Sagas (often stories written down over 200 years after the original events) were dearly loved for their emotional and moral characteristics and are usually associated with the Nordic countries, especially the new-born Icelandic civilisation of the tenth to twelfth centuries. In this golden age of Iceland saga-writing, the country was an independent democracy with an informal legal system relying on moral obligation, fair revenge and the peaceful settlement of disputes if possible.

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  • Name: Saga Land
  • Author: Richard Fidler
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Iceland & Greenland Travel
  • Format: PDF/ePub
  • Size: 1 MB
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