Thursday, December 23, 2004

Ari Thorgilsson The Learned

Icelandic chieftain, priest, and historian whose �slendingab�k (Libellus Islandorum; The Book of the Icelanders) is the first history of Iceland written in the vernacular. Composed before 1133 and covering the period from the settlement of Iceland up to 1120, it includes information on the founding of the Althing (parliament) and on the settlement of Greenland and


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