Viking sagas: Six degrees of Icelandic separation Social networks from the Viking era

P. Mac Carron, Ralph Kenna

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    Abstract

    The Icelandic sagas are thousand-year-old stories of brave deeds and lives and loves, with a cast of thousands - but how true to life are they? Pádraig Mac Carron and Ralph Kenna analyse the interactions between the characters and find that social networks of the Viking era were very similar to those of today. Publisher statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Mac Carron, P., & Kenna, R. (2013). Viking sagas: Six degrees of Icelandic separation Social networks from the Viking era. Significance, volume 10 (6): 12-17, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-9713.2013.00704.x . This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving'.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)12-17
    JournalSignificance
    Volume10
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Mac Carron, P., & Kenna, R. (2013). Viking sagas: Six degrees of Icelandic separation Social networks from the Viking era. Significance, volume 10 (6): 12-17, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-9713.2013.00704.x . This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving'.

    Keywords

    • Icelandic sagas
    • social networks
    • statistical analysis
    • network theory

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