Medieval Warfare IX.6 (PDF)

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In this issue we explore the myths and histories that shaped the island of Iceland – from sagas and feuds to the civil wars that tore apart the Commonwealth of Iceland.

Theme: Warfare in medieval Iceland

  • Terri Barnes, 'Iceland during the Middle Ages - Land of fire and ice'.
  • John P. Sexton and Andrew Pfrenger, 'Stories of kings and farmers - The sagas of Iceland'.
  • Beth Rogers, 'Daily life in medieval Iceland - The tale of Gunnar and Hallgerdur'.
  • Oren Falk, '"Ekki er mark at draumum" (dreams leave no marks) - The Battle of Ørlygsstadir'.
  • Beñat Elortza, 'Naval warfare in Iceland - The Battle of Floabardagi'.
Features:
  • Kay Smith and Ruth R. Brown, 'War snake and widow-maker - The Viking sword'.
  • James Blake Wiener, 'Burgundian booty and the rise of the Swiss - The Battle of Grandson'.
  • Randall Moffett, 'In the service of Cnut the Great - The king's thegn'.
  • Nicolás Agrait, 'Trying to overcome an impregnable city - The sieges of Algeciras'.
  • Paul M. Aitchison, 'The Norman conquest & religious symbolism - Having God on your side'.
  • Murray Dahm, 'Modern viewing platforms and medieval warfare - A new take on the old'.
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