Saga Timeline

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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. .
  • c. 1220 CE - c. 1280 CE
    The Saga of the Greenlanders & Erik the Red's Saga, together known as the Vinland Sagas but written independently, are composed in Iceland.
  • c. 1600 CE
    The Finnish Saga of Kalewala written down from older sources. Describes creation of beer using hops.

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790 CE - 1100 CE: The Viking Age.
 
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.
 
1180 CE - 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. .
 
 
1220 CE - 1280 CE: The Saga of the Greenlanders & Erik the Red's Saga, together known as the Vinland Sagas but written independently, are composed in Iceland.
 
1600 CE: The Finnish Saga of Kalewala written down from older sources. Describes creation of beer using hops.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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