Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

Ármann Jakobsson (University of Iceland)
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Andvari is the journal of the Friends of the Nation society [Hið íslenska þjóðvinafélag] that was established in 1871 by the supporters of Jón Sigurðsson and today includes all sitting members of parliament [alþingi] in Iceland. The Þjóðvinafélag was originally seen as a political party, the first in Iceland, but after the death of Jón Sigurðsson in 1879, it essentially metamorphosed into a publishing society for Andvari and the Almanak Hins íslenska þjóðvinafélags

The journal was first published in Copenhagen in 1874 (in Reykjavík from 1879), and was seen as the successor …

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Citation: Jakobsson, Ármann. "Andvari". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 May 2023 [, accessed 28 September 2023.]

19679 Andvari 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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