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- BRILL 2004; US$ 155.00
This work includes the first complete translation of a 13th-century vernacular history of Norway from the ninth to the 12th centuries. This translation preserves many of the metrical features of this complex verse form, which are explained in the commentary. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00
Guides students through the texts and contexts of the medieval Scandinavian saga. more...
- 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$ 20.95
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... 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
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 2013; US$ 140.00
icelandic sagas have long been a focus of Norse research. However, literary scholars have largely neglected the extensive and meticulous descriptions of clothing contained in the sagas until now. The present work examines the clothing worn by the characters in Icelandic sagas and stories with a view to its social, emotional, and gender-specific meanings... more...