Fjorn’s Library

Velkomnir, gestir mínir! 🧙🏻‍♂️
(Welcome, my guests!)

Feel free to rummage around my collection of books, my good friends! I’m sure there’s something here for everyone. These are the books I use for all of my research, and I highly recommend them to anyone interested in learning more about the medieval North! Simply click on the book spine of your choice to be taken to a page with more information (which you may use for checking the book out at your local library) and purchasing options. Not all books are easy to find, but I still include a link that will provide more detail about the book. If you need any help finding one of these books, please feel free to reach out to me at I promise you that I am quite friendly!

(I’ve only just started, so there’s not much to see, but I’ll always be adding books. I will be spending much time this month in particular filling these shelves!)

Histories and Studies on Medieval Iceland

Byock, Medieval Iceland Byock, Viking Age Iceland Hastrup, Culture and History Hastrup, Nature and Policy Jóhannesson, A History of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth Karlsson, History of Iceland Miller, Bloodtaking and Peacemaking Sigurðsson, Cheiftains and Power in the Icelandic Commonwealth

Studies on the Sagas and their Manuscripts

Allen, Fire and Iron Andersson, Growth of Sagas Byock, Feud in the Icelandic Saga J.K. Helgasson, Rewriting Njal Lönnroth, Critical Intro Njáls Miller, Why Is Your Axe Bloody? G. Sigurðsson and V. Ólasson, The Manuscripts of Iceland