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 …

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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 28 May 2023.]

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