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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Scandinavian

A guide to library resources for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

DH Projects

The Icelandic Saga Map is first and foremost intended as a resource to enable specialists and non-specialists alike to approach the Íslendingasögur (medieval Icelandic 'Sagas of Icelanders') from a spatial perspective. To this end, Icelandic and non-Icelandic places named in the sagas are hyper-linked to their occurrences in the saga texts. Other texts such as Landnámabók, þættir, and the 19th-century travel journals or descriptions of saga enthusiasts such as William Morris are also being added to the database. Information about medieval and post-medieval manuscripts which preserve the sagas, and places with which they are associated, is also being added.

Sagnagrunnur is a geographically mapped database of the main published collections of Icelandic folk legends. The database features a distribution map of published Icelandic legends, and displays both the homes of the original storytellers and collectors and places mentioned in the legends. Most of these legends come from collections that were made between the middle of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.