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- Penguin Books Ltd 1973; US$ 15.98
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...
- 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...
- 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... more...
- 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...
- S. Hirzel Verlag 2010; US$ 37.15
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...
- 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 20.78
An Icelandic saga which mixes realism with wild gothic imagination and history with eerie tales of hauntings. It dramatizes a 13th century view of the past, from the pagan anarchy of the Viking age to the settlement of Iceland, the coming of Christianity and the beginnings of organized society. more...
- 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... more...
- 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...