In the Icelandic settlers founded one of the world´s first republican governments; the Old Commonwealth Age, described in the classic Icelandic Sagas, lasted until when Iceland lost its independence, and in 1944 the present republic was founded.
This collection of the most famous of Icelandic sagas includes stories with titles like Thorstein the Staff-Struck and Ale Hood. Dating from the century, these tales vividly recreate the society of medieval Iceland.
A group of horsemen in Iceland has built a monument at Hvanneyri in Iceland with the support of FEIF to honor the memory of Gunnar Bjarnason, Gunnar was one of the most important persons in the history of the Icelandic horse in the century.
Laws of Early Iceland: Gragas 1 (University of Manitoba Icelandic Studies) by Andrew Dennis. $51.95. Publisher: University of Manitoba Press (January 15, 2007). Publication: January 15, 2007. Author: Andrew Dennis