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- BRILL 2011; US$ 166.00
Surveying the past two decades of scholarship on the medieval historiography of Norway, this book provides a critical appraisal of the principal issues involved in the study of the primary sources and the key areas of scholarship and future research. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1973; Not Available
One of the most arresting stories in the history of exploration, these two Icelandic sagas tell of the discovery of America by Norsemen five centuries before Christopher Columbus. Together, the direct, forceful twelfth-century Graenlendinga Saga and the more polished and scholarly Eirik?s Saga, written some hundred years later, recount how Eirik the... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available
Written around the thirteenth century AD by Icelandic monks, the seven tales collected here offer a combination of pagan elements tightly woven into the pattern of Christian ethics. They take as their subjects figures who are heroic, but do not fit into the mould of traditional heroes. Some stories concern characters in Iceland - among them Hrafknel's... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 19.95
The Saga of the Volsungs is an Icelandic epic of special interest to admirers of Richard Wagner, who drew heavily upon this Norse source in writing his Ring Cycle and a primary source for writers of fantasy such as J. R. R. Tolkien and romantics such as William Morris. A trove of traditional lore, it tells of love, jealousy, vengeance, war, and the... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 65.00
The writer, scientist, philosopher, and radical democrat Georg Büchner (1813-1837) occupies a unique place in the cultural legacy of the German-speaking countries. Born into an epoch of inevitable, yet arrested historical transition, Büchner produced a small but exceptionally rich body of work. This collection of essays in English and in... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 25.87
Hauptbeschreibung Der rege und spannungsreiche Briefwechsel zwischen der Dichterin Anna Louisa Karsch und dem Halberstńdter Dichter und ihrem F÷rderer Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim stellt ein au▀ergew÷hnliches Zeugnis eines empfindsamen Freundschaftsentwurfs dar. Mit dem Fokus auf die frŘhen Jahre der Korrespondenz untersucht Jon Helgason diese als... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
Old Norse texts offer different ideas about what it is to be female, presenting women in diverse social and economic positions. This book analyzes female characters in medieval Icelandic saga literature, and demonstrates how they engaged with some of the most contested values of the period, revealing the anxieties of both the authors and audiences.... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 105.00
The 13th century Old Norse Karlamagn˙s-Saga, a monumental biography of Charlemagne from translated and adapted French Caroline epics such as the Chanson de Roland, is a fascinating example of intensive reception at a distance. Its first branch appears to pre-empt the whole in a compressed form, and has thus been puzzling scholars for more than a century.... more...
- BRILL 2005; US$ 164.00
The book discusses the relation between the Icelanders and the mediaeval Norwegian kings, as it appears in sagas and legal texts. By reassessing legal material and the sagas of M÷ruvallabˇk, it finds the Icelanders partly subjects of the king, and partly beyond his power. more...