Tolkien’s Old Norse Influences w/ Dr. Ármann Jakobsson
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Today I chat with Dr. Ármann Jakobsson, Professor of medieval Icelandic literature at the University of Iceland. We discuss the ways in which Old Norse literature inspired the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Dr. Jakobsson’s Website & Work

Follow Dr. Jakobsson on Academia.edu

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Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or inquiries noah@thehistoryofvikings.com

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