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In this episode we continue to explore the dynamics of power, violence and law in Viking Age Iceland. We will do so by discussing many of the conflicts found in Saga of the People of Eyri. Along the way we will cover:

  • A curious young farmer who is mauled by a mysterious spirit.
  • Some legally questionable handshake deals.
  • The legal and social relationships which tied together goðar and free farmers.
  • The limits of a goði's power and the consequences of exceeding them.
  • A murder on a hay-stack.

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