Combat in Saga Literature. Traces of martial arts in medieval Iceland

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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10900/74619
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-746192
http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-16023
Dokumentart: Dissertation
Date: 2017
Language: English
Faculty: 5 Philosophische Fakultät
Department: Germanistik
Advisor: Gropper, Stefanie (Prof. Dr.)
Day of Oral Examination: 2017-01-17
DDC Classifikation: 355 - Military science
796 - Athletic and outdoor sports and games
839 - Other Germanic literatures
Keywords: Saga , Islendinga sögur , Island , Altnordisch , Kampfsport , Fechten , Ringen , Kampf , Gewalt
Other Keywords: Kampfdarstellung
Fechtkunst
Kampfkunst
saga literature
martial arts
combat scene
fencing
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Abstract:

"Combat in Saga Literature. Traces of martial arts in medieval Iceland" describes and analyses the combat scenes in Old Norse saga literature. It develops four "modes of combat", literary patterns that shaped the narration of combat, and raises the question in how far medieval Iceland participated in European fencing/martial arts culture.

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