[Sca-cooks] Sagas and Gragas-OT

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Fri Jan 29 10:05:25 PST 2010

I suspect this is the source being referenced for the Gray Goose Laws.

Dennis, Andrew, Foote, Peter, and Perkins, Richard, Laws of Early Iceland: 
Gragas, the Codex Regius of Gragas with material from other manuscripts, 2 
volumes; University of Manitoba Press, 1980-2000.

The laws were oral from 930 to 1117, when they were codified.  The written 
law appeared in 1118 and were used until  supplanted in 1271 by the Norse 
laws.  The laws and the information contained in them would probably have 
been applicable only to Iceland and one would need to seek out other sources 
to determine commonalities between the Scandinavian cultures.


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