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dc.contributor.authorByock, Jesse L.eng
dc.date.issued1995-03eng
dc.descriptionThe family and Sturlunga sagas are not only narratives of "sophisticated conventionality," but it is precisely the unclear combination of mundane and refined that has made these medieval texts so hard to classify.1 On the one hand the sagas are a sophisticated written phenomenon. On the other, they are stories filled with repetitions and other conventions of oral, ethnographic narration recounting the social past. Can we determine the elemental, generative structure of the Icelandic texts? The answer is yes, since the sagas themselves, despite their overlay of sophistication, retain this primary repetitive progression. With our question in mind, let us look at just such a progression.
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dc.format.extent15 pageseng
dc.identifier.citationOral Tradition, 10/1 (1995): 166-180.eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/64710
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.titleChoices of honor : telling saga feud, thattr, and the fundamental oral progressioneng
dc.typeArticleeng


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