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Discover what Vikings did when they were at home in this fun medieval history and literature podcast about the Icelandic sagas. Hosted by two medieval literature professors with beards.

October 9, 2016

Saga Brief 7 - The Conversion of Iceland (Part 2)

In the second part of our Saga Brief on the conversion of Iceland, we discuss the conversion tactics of King Olaf Tryggvason, the Icelanders' controversial decision at the Althing of 1000, and the effects of Christianity on Icelandic culture.  You might notice that Andy is a bit more subdued than usual in this one. He was sick during recording. 

Intro to Saga Brief - from Icelandic Folk Music: Tröllaslagur
Poem Song - Moorland by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Outro - 
Ólafur Liljurós

October 1, 2016

Saga Brief 6 - The Conversion of Iceland (Part 1)

In the first part of this Saga Brief, we look at the story behind the conversion of Iceland.  
Opening -  Rúnatal” by An Danzza with selections from History Channel's Vikings
Intro to Saga Brief - from Icelandic Folk Music: Tröllaslagur