Tolkien’s Old Norse Influences with Dr. Ármann Jakobsson

Released Monday, 26th August 2019
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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.

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Music: Danheim – Framganga

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31m 26s

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