Literature Magnificent Iceland

Until a few years ago, Iceland was also known as "the unknown land." This name is given by all the tourists and visitors who have visited Iceland and witnessed these surprises you. Almost all visitors to Iceland wants to enjoy his virgin and virgin nature and also its historical context and literature. Let's talk about the literature of this beautiful country of Northern Europe "Iceland". The main Icelandic literature was formed by the people of Iceland at the time of the colonization of the country on the way back from the ninth century. Because Old Norse and Icelandic are the same language that is why Iceland's sometimes medieval writings are also known as Old Norse literature.

The main attraction of the Icelandic literature is the saga of medieval periods. Sagas are essentially stories about Norwegian kings and legendary heroes true. These heroes include both man and woman on Earth Iceland and Scandinavia. These sagas were initially composed for a prose by unknown perpetrators. Although no original manuscript is available or does not exist, but there are transcripts and collections. Hundreds sagas were written during the medieval period in Iceland. These sagas are basically divided into four main parts. "The Sagas of Kings," which includes snorri of Sturluson 'Heimskringla'. This saga describes the stories of leaders of Norway, from antiquity to 1777 AD. "The sagas of knytlinga" which is the stories of Danish kings Gorm the Old to Canute. "the legendary sagas or the lying saga", which includes the real stories and fantasies of romance and love stories of knights. "The sagas of Icelanders" This category consists of all accounts called age saga [900-1050 ap. AD]. This category includes perennial sagas like the Saga of Egil life of the poet warrior; Laxdæla saga, a love triangle; Gisla saga the tragic story of a hero. These sagas are considered the best in the history of Icelandic literature because they are full of complexity of human and social conflicts.

This saga tells the horrific details of the thirteenth century, which led to the conclusion Old Icelandic commonwealth. Other historical writings of medieval Iceland includes "Íslendingabók" [The Book of Icelanders] by Ari Þorgilsson and "lananamabok" [the book of colonies] which is also probably written by Ari Þorgilsson. Icelandic literature also includes "Edda" and "skaldic poetry."

After the early fourteenth century, the literature of Iceland declined. It is believed that the 14th century to the 19th century, nothing was written, but the Icelandic literature has everything a typical history of literature requires making remarkable in this world.

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