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Aalto, S. (2023). Remembrance of king óláfr tryggvason in the kings’ sagas. In P. Pranke (Ed.), Geschichte im mitteleuropäischen Kontext (1st ed., Vol. 5, pp. 145–156). V&R unipress.

Remembrance of King Óláfr Tryggvason in the Kings’ Sagas

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Author: Aalto, Sirpa1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu
Format: article
Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: V & R unipress, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-09-12


The remembrance of King Óláfr Tryggvason in the saga literature has been subject of various books and articles. In this article, I will examine the remembrance of Óláfr Tryggvason through one memory place (lieu de mémoire), Svo˛lðr, and three characters vital to his story and who also connect King Óláfr Tryggvason to the West Slavic area. The places and characters are important pieces for memorizing the story and, at the same time, are easily developed by the authors to suit the plot.

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Series: Geschichte im mitteleuropäischen Kontext
ISSN: 2701-9241
ISSN-L: 2701-9241
ISBN: 978-3-7370-1598-1
ISBN Print: 978-3-8471-1598-4
Issue: 5
Pages: 145 - 156
DOI: 10.14220/9783737015981.145
Host publication: Between east and west : studies on the history of memory, commemoration and reception of medieval culture
Host publication editor: Pranke, Piotr
Type of Publication: B2 Book chapter
Field of Science: 615 History and archaeology
Copyright information: © 2023 V&R unipress | Brill Deutschland GmbH. Open-Access-Publikation (CC BY-NC 4.0).