Shami Ghosh: Kings’ Sagas and Norwegian History

CMS alumnus Shami Ghosh’s new book has just come out! Congratulations, Shami!

The book examines “of some of the principal issues arising from the study of the kings’ sagas, the main narrative sources for Norwegian history before c. 1200. Providing an overview of the past two decades of scholarship, it discusses the vexed relationship between verse and prose and the reliability as historical sources of the verse alone or the combination of verse and prose; the possibility and extent of non-native influence on the composition of these texts; and the function of the past, in particular given that most of the historiography of Norway was produced in Iceland.”