Anonymous, Þorgils saga ok Hafliða [Saga of Thorgils and Haflidi]

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Þorgils saga ok Hafliða

is an Icelandic secular contemporary saga (Ic. samtíðarsögur) about a serious feud between two major chieftains in Iceland between 1117 and 1121. It is believed to have been composed around 1240, but it is preserved only within a larger collection of contemporary sagas, known as

Sturlunga saga

, which was redacted in the early fourteenth century.

One of the protagonists of Þorgils saga ok Hafliða, Hafliði Másson, was a chieftain in Húnaþing in Northwestern Iceland, and noted for his part in writing the earliest codex on Icelandic law (Hafliðaskrá) which was introduced at the parliament of 1118. He was connected to family of the first and second bishops at Skálholt, as his second wife, Rannveig, was the daughter of the scholar Teitr Ísleifsson. The

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Citation: Jakobsson, Sverrir. "Þorgils saga ok Hafliða". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2022 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=40961, accessed 30 May 2024.]

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