1148 – Death of Ari Thorgilsson
1241 – Death of Snorri Sturluson
The timing of this piece is great. Just as I finished the Lost Settlements on Iceland, there is news about an archaeological excavation in Cabinet Square in Reykjavík. Curious to see what’ll be discovered here. Read the article on The Reykjavík Grapevine.
The lost settlements of the Icelandic Commonwealth Era.
Very fine article touching on isolation in medieval societies, in particular in relation to the sagas of Grettir and Gisli. What did it mean to be banned from society? Where did one end up, what did one do, what was someone’s psychological state of mind during the situation? Naturally, not all questions can be answered in this article, but it sure is an interesting first step toward exploring the theme in medieval literature. See the website History of Emotions.
What makes Trapped such a fine series to watch?