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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.95
From Romanticism to Critical Theory explores the philosophical origins of literary theory via the tradition of German philosophy that began with the Romantic reaction to Kant. It traces the continuation of the Romantic tradition of Novalis, Friedrich Schlegel and Schleiermacher, in Heidegger's approaches to art and thruth, and in the Critical Theory... 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 22.00
Guides students through the texts and contexts of the medieval Scandinavian saga. 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...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 135.95
From runic inscriptions to sagas, this book introduces readers to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature. An introduction to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature. Covers mythology and family sagas, as well as less well-known areas, such as oral story-telling, Eddaic verse and skaldic verse. An introduction helps... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 228.95
This major survey of Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture demonstrates the remarkable continuity of Icelandic language and culture from medieval to modern times. Comprises 29 chapters written by leading scholars in the field Reflects current debates among Old Norse-Icelandic scholars Pays attention to previously neglected areas of study,... more...