A History of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth

Islendinga Saga

Jon Johannesson (Author), Haraldur Bessason (Translator)


The founding of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth in 930 A.D. is one of the most significant events in the history of early Western Europe. This pioneering work of historiography provides a comprehensive history of Iceland from 870 A.D. to the end of the Commonwealth in 1262.

About the Authors

Haraldur Bessason was a Professor and Head, Department of Icelandic Languages and Literature, University of Manitoba.