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Orkneyinga Saga

Published June 30th 2011
ISBN : 9786136324234
Paperback
164 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Orkneyinga saga (also called the History of the Earls of Orkney) is a historical narrative of the history of theMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Orkneyinga saga (also called the History of the Earls of Orkney) is a historical narrative of the history of the Orkney Islands, from their capture by the Norwegian king in the ninth century onwards until about 1200. The Norse saga was written around 1230 (three centuries after the events they record) by an unknown Icelandic author and, as was generally the case with Icelandic language writing of this period, the saga is as much a fictional story as a historic document. It is thought to have been compiled from a number of sources, combining oral legends with historical facts in order to tell the lives of the earls of Orkney and how they came about their earldom.