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booksRhyme and reason: lawspeaker-poets in medieval Iceland.(Critical essay): An article from: Scandinavian Studies... by Hannah Burrows (Jan 21, 2010)


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A lawspeaker is a unique Scandinavian legal office. It has its basis in a common Germanic oral tradition, where wise men were asked to recite the law, but it was only in Scandinavia that the function evolved into an office. Two of the most famous...

Þorgnýr the Lawspeaker

Þorgnýr the Lawspeaker is the name of one of at least three generations of lawspeakers by the name Þorgnýr, who appear in the Heimskringla by the Icelandic scholar and chieftain Snorri Sturluson, and in the less known Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa and...