Preface; 1. The origin of the Sagas; 2. The written Saga; 3. Historical Sagas relating to Iceland and Greenland; 4. Historical Sagas relating to Norway and other northern lands; 5. Mythical and romantic Sagas; 6. Sagas from Latin sources; 7. English translations and other aids; Index; Illustrations and map.
A critical examination of sagas, and a consideration of the circumstances that fostered such an outpouring of literature in Iceland during the Middle Ages.