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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...

  • 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...

  • Reiseberichte und Romanzenby Christian von Zimmermann

    De Gruyter 1997; US$ 210.00

    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... more...

  • Der Reisebericht in der deutschen Literaturby Peter J. Brenner

    De Gruyter 1990; US$ 238.00

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

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

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    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... more...

  • The Cold Counselby Sarah M. Anderson; Karen Swenson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    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...

  • Snorri Sturluson - Historiker, Dichter, Politikerby Heinrich Beck; Wilhelm Heizmann; Jan van Nahl

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    The Icelandic historian, poet, and politician Snorri Sturluson was an exceptional figure of the Nordic Middle Ages. The essays by renowned scholars gathered in this volume present the current state of research on Sturluson while also suggesting new approaches. In addition to examining questions related to the history of religion, they... more...

  • The Meters of Old Norse Eddic Poetryby Seiichi Suzuki

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 266.00

    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,... more...

  • From Romanticism to Critical Theoryby Andrew Bowie

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Cultureby Rory McTurk

    Wiley 2008; US$ 251.95 US$ 218.36

    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... more...