"Form and content of the Icelandic saga"



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38 minutes

Original Description

The Humanities Division lecture series on "The Epic".


Vehvilainen, a member of Portland State College faculty, lectured on the Icelandic sagas as part of the Humanities Division lecture series on "The Epic." The sagas, thought to be written in the thirteenth or fourteenth century, addressed events of the early era of the Icelandic commonwealth in the tenth and eleventh centuries.

Transferred and preserved by Portland State University Library’s Special Collections with the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.


Epic Poetry -- Iceland, Medieval literature -- History and criticism

Original Format

Reel to reel, 3.75 ips, 1/2 track mono


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