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Þorgeirr the lawspeaker is chosen to decide the outcome of the legal and religious dispute between the heathens and the Christians in Iceland at the Althing.


[excerpt from] Íslb ch. 7e

7e. Þorgeirr Speaks for Christianity

Þá báðu enir kristnu menn Hal...

Then the Christians asked Hal...

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Íslendingabók tells the earliest history of the Icelanders, written by Ari Þorgilsson in the early 12th century. At the yearly assembly at the Althing in 999/1000, the questions and disagreements regarding beliefs, custom and law between the Heathens and the Christians creates a disturbance of the peace.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Íslendingabók

Attributes: Ritual Assembly Christianity Law Heathen Christian faith Conversion

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Text sections: unattrib Íslb 7eIV


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