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Neil Price: The Shape of the Soul: The Viking Mind and the Individual

A beautiful viking period rune-stone, Sweden.

Excerpt from Njáls saga in the Möðruvallabók (AM 132 folio 13r) circa 1350.

Professor Neil Price delivers the third of three lectures (part I, part II),  focusing on the fundamental role that narrative, storytelling and dramatization played in the mindset of the Viking Age (8th-11th centuries), occupying a crucial place not only in the cycles of life but particularly in the ritual responses to dying and the dead.

To the left, article featured image: Excerpt from Njáls saga in the Möðruvallabók (AM 132 folio 13r) written several centuries after the viking age, circa 1350.
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