Nordic Noir: Sagas and Sources

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Abstract

Ragnars saga Loðbrókar (The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok) and Ragnarssona þáttr (The Tale of Ragnar’s Sons) provide the main primary saga source material for the History Channel’s Vikings series. This paper will explore these and other sources, and evaluate the similarities and reflect on the differences found in the narrative strand, the visual appearance, and the underlying philosophy of the program itself.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVikings and the Vikings
Subtitle of host publicationEssays on Television’s History Channel Series
EditorsPaul Hardwick, Kate Lister
Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
PublisherMcFarland
Pages21-35
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781476638430
ISBN (Print)9781476673745
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2019

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Keywords

  • Vikings
  • film

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Heddle, D. (2019). Nordic Noir: Sagas and Sources. In P. Hardwick, & K. Lister (Eds.), Vikings and the Vikings: Essays on Television’s History Channel Series (pp. 21-35). McFarland.