Dr Patricia Pires Boulhosa

Honorary Research Associate

Contact Information

Email: ppb21@cam.ac.uk

Academic Interests

Medieval Icelandic History

Medieval Icelandic Laws

Manuscript Studies

Selected Publications


  • Gamli sáttmáli: Tilurð og tilgangur (Reykjavík: Sögufélag, 2006)
  • Icelanders and the Kings of Norway: Mediaeval Sagas and Legal Texts, Northern World, 17 (Leiden: Brill Academic Press, 2005)



  • ‘Narratives and Documents’, in The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas, ed. by Ármann Jakobsson and Sverrir Jakobsson (London: Routledge, 2017), pp. 164-74
  • ‘Narrative, Evidence and the Reception of Járnsíða’, in Sturla Þórðarson: Skald, Chieftain and Lawman, ed. by Jón Viðar Sigurðsson and Sverrir Jakobsson, Northern World, 78 (Leiden, Brill, 2017), pp. 223-32
  • ‘Scribal Practices and Three Lines in Völuspá in Codex Regius’, Gripla, 26 (2015), 33-59
  • ‘Layout and Text Structure in Kongungbók’, in The Power of the Book: Medial Approaches to Medieval Nordic Legal Manuscripts, Berliner Beiträge zur Skandinavistik, ed. by Lena Rohrbach 19 (Berlin: Nordeuropa-Institut, 2014), pp. 75-97
  • ‘Ideas of Law in Medieval Icelandic Legal Texts’, in Legislation and State Formation: Norway and its Neighbours int he Middle Ages, ed. by Steinar Imsen (Trondheim: Akademika forlag, 2013), pp. 169-81
  • ‘The Laws on Tithe in the Manuscripts Konungsbók and Staðarhólsbók of Grágás’, in ‘Ecclesia Nidrosiensis’ and ‘Noregs veldi’: The Role of the Church in the Making of Norwegian Domination in the Norse World., ed. by Steinar Imsen (Trondheim: Akademika forlag, 2013), pp. 231-41
  • ‘A response to ‘Gamli sáttmáli — Hvað næst?’’, Saga, XLIX:2 (2011), 137-51
  • ‘Tithe and Tribute in Thirteenth–Century Iceland’, authored with Már Jónsson, in Taxes, Tributes and Tributary Lands in the Making of the Scandinavian Kingdoms in the Middle Ages, ed. by Steinar Imsen (Trondheim: Tapir Academic Press, 2011), pp. 151-163
  • ‘Neo-Paganism and Norse Mythology on the Brazilian Internet’, authored with Gabriela Antunes (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag WINTER, 2011), pp. 367-80
  • ‘Ideals and Aspirations: Democracy and Law-Making in Mediaeval Iceland’, in The Secret History of Democracy, edited by Benjamin Isakhan and Stephen Stockwell (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), pp. 92-104
  • ‘Of Fish and Ships in Medieval Iceland’, in The Norwegian Domination and the Norse Wolrd c. 1100-c.1400, edited by Steinar Imsen (Trondheim: Tapir Academic Press, 2010), pp. 175-97.
  • ‘A mitologia escandinava de Georges Dumézil: Uma reflexão sobre método e improbabilidade’ [The Scandinavian Mythology of George Dumézil: A Reflection on Method and Improbability], Brathair, 6:2 (2006), 1-54
  • ‘Sagas islandesas como fonte da história da Escandinávia medieval’ [Icelandic Sagas as a Source of Medieval Scandinavian History], Signun, 7 (2005), 13-39
  • ‘Breves Observações sobre a Edda em Prosa’ [Brief Observations on the Prose Edda], Brathair, 4 (2004), 13-18