Islandese

9 12, 2013

Introduction (Icelandic)

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Before Dante’s time, Iceland was an independent state for more than three centuries, but in the 13th century cracks became apparent in the government of the country which brought about a period of serious struggles for power. This prompted the Norwegian King Hakon IV to get involved in the island in 1262, at a time when his very long reign was about to come to an end, imposing on the Icelanders a sort of confederation agreement (the Gamli sáttmáli, which in Icelandic means Ancient Pact), [...]