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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...

  • 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

    Die heutige Erforschung der nordgermanischen Mythologie und Religion hängt wesentlich von den schriftlichen Hinterlassenschaften des isländischen Gelehrten und Politikers Snorri Sturluson (1178/79-1241) ab. In rund 200 Jahren hat sich diese Forschung in vielfältiger Form entfaltet, in den letzten Jahrzehnten zunehmend aber auch kanonische... 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

    Der isländische Historiker, Dichter und Politiker Snorri Sturluson war eine Ausnahmegestalt des nordischen Mittelalters. Die Beiträge international renommierter Forscher diskutieren den aktuellen Stand der Forschung und bringen selbst neue Ansätze ein. Dabei werden neben religionshistorischen und historischen Themen auch Fragen der Biographie,... 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$ 68.95 US$ 62.06

    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...

  • Fagrskinna, a catalogue of the Kings of Norwayby A. Finlay

    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...

  • Old Norse-Icelandic Literatureby Heather O'Donoghue

    Wiley 2008; US$ 150.95 US$ 135.86

    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... more...