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  • c. 790 CE - c. 1100 CE
    The Viking Age.
  • c. 870 CE - 930 CE
    Age of Settlement; the period in which Iceland was first settled by Scandinavians (mainly from Norway).
  • 930 CE - 1030 CE
    Age of Saga; the time, in Iceland, in which many of the Old Norse sagas are set.
  • c. 1180 CE - c. 1450 CE
    Old Norse-Icelandic sagas were mainly composed between the (late) 12th- and 15th centuries CE, in Iceland (although a few were composed in Norway). The 13th century CE formed the heyday of saga composition.
  • 1200 CE - 1262 CE
    Age of the Sturlungs; in Iceland, six family clans have ended up in power, with the Sturlungs being the most powerful. In 1262 CE, Iceland was brought under Norwegian rule. .

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