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  • Audun and the Polar Bearby William Ian Miller

    BRILL 2008; US$ 130.00

    Audun's Story is the tale of an Icelandic farmhand who buys a polar bear in Greenland for no other reason than to give it to the Danish king, half a world away. It can justly be listed among the finest pieces of short fiction in world literature. Terse in the best saga style, it spins a story of complex competitive social action, revealing the... more...

  • Snorri Sturlusons Mythologie und die mittelalterliche Theologieby Jan Alexander van Nahl

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    The study of North Germanic mythology has been greatly influenced by the writings of the Icelandic scholar and politician Snorri Sturluson (1178/9?1241). Yet the past 200 years has seen much disagreement among Sturluson scholars. In this book, Jan Alexander van Nahl provides a constructive new way to think about the debates. He casts a critical eye... more...

  • Vikingernes syn på militær og samfundby Rikke Malmros

    Aarhus University Press 2010; US$ 32.48

    Vikingeskjaldenes lovprisninger af fyrster, flåder og tapre mænd er mere og andet end ren hofpropaganda - fyrstedigtningen vidner om forhold og forandringer i de oldnordiske samfunds militære og civile organisation. Det er udgangspunktet for oldtidhistoriker Rikke Malmros' forståelse af vikingetidens og den tidlige middelalders hofpoesi - og omdrejningspunktet... more...

  • Spielräume des Erzählensby Johannes Frey

    S. Hirzel Verlag 2010; US$ 39.28

    Im Mittelalter wurden Chrétiens Artusromane an mehreren europäischen Höfen in der jeweiligen Volkssprache wiedererzählt. Wie aber ging man vor? Übersetzte man die Vorlage, oder erzählte man so, wie es die eigene Tradition verlangte? Wie funktioniert das Erzählen der gleichen Geschichte in Frankreich, Deutschland, England und Island?<p> Diese... more...

  • Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrativeby Heather O'Donoghue

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 134.99

    Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative is a study of the varying relationships between verse and prose in a series of Old Norse-Icelandic saga narratives. It shows how the interplay of skaldic verse, with its metrical intricacy and cryptic diction, and saga prose, with its habitual spare clarity, can be used to achieve a wide variety of sophisticated... more...

  • Reiseberichte und Romanzenby Christian von Zimmermann

    De Gruyter 1997; US$ 196.00

    What we see is invariably determined by the eye of the beholder. Travellers and readers interpret the cultural text of 'foreign parts' in relation to their own horizons and individual interests. The present study looks at examples of the discursive appropriation of travel destinations and foreign literature. The approach is geared to aiding inquiry... more...

  • Der Reisebericht in der deutschen Literaturby Peter J. Brenner

    De Gruyter 1990; US$ 224.00

    Der Reisebericht in der deutschen Literatur: Ein Forschungsüberblick als Vorstudie zu einer Gattungsgeschichte more...

  • The Cold Counselby Sarah M. Anderson; Karen Swenson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Cold Counsel is the only collection devoted to the place of women in Old Norse literature and culture. It draws upon the disciplines of history, sociology, feminism, ethnography and psychoanalysis in order to raise fresh questions about such new subjects as gender, class, sexuality, family structure and ideology in medieval Iceland. more...

  • The Meters of Old Norse Eddic Poetryby Seiichi Suzuki

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 252.00

    A formal and functional study of the three meters of Old Norse eddic poetry, fornyrðislag, málaháttr, and ljóðaháttr, this book provides their systematic account (synchronic,diachronic, and from a comparative Germanic perspective). With thorough data presentation, detailed philological analysis, and sophisticated linguistic explanation, it will be... more...

  • Perzeption und Rezeptionby Joachim Laczny; Jürgen Sarnowsky

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 40.00

    Wenn man die Subjektivität der mittelalterlichen Autoren nicht nur als störenden Faktor sieht, die durch intensive Quellenkritik herausgefiltert werden muss, eröffnet diese neue Perspektiven auf die mittelalterliche Geschichte. Die inhaltlich sehr verschiedenen Beiträge dieses Bandes wenden sich daher bewusst den Wahrnehmungen und Vorstellungen der... more...