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  • 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$ 140.95

    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...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to the Old Norse-Icelandic Sagaby Margaret Clunies Ross

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    Guides students through the texts and contexts of the medieval Scandinavian saga. more...

  • Kings' Sagas and Norwegian Historyby Shami Ghosh

    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...

  • The Vinland Sagasby Hermann Palsson; Magnus Magnusson; PENGUIN GROUP (UK)

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; Not Available

    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...

  • Hrafnkel's Saga and Other Icelandic Storiesby none

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    Written around the thirteenth century AD by Icelandic monks, the seven tales collected here offer a combination of pagan elements tightly woven into the pattern of Christian ethics. They take as their subjects figures who are heroic, but do not fit into the mould of traditional heroes. Some stories concern characters in Iceland - among them Hrafknel's... more...

  • Saga of the Volsungsby Jesse L. Byock

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 20.95

    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... more...

  • Commitment and Compassionby Patrick Fortmann; Martha B. Helfer

    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...

  • Schriften des Herzensby Jon Helgason; Jana Mohnike

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 34.60

    Der rege und spannungsreiche Briefwechsel zwischen der Dichterin Anna Louisa Karsch und dem Halberstädter Dichter und ihrem Förderer Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim stellt ein außergewöhnliches Zeugnis eines empfindsamen Freundschaftsentwurfs dar. Mit dem Fokus auf die frühen Jahre der Korrespondenz untersucht Jon Helgason diese als exemplarisches Experimentierfeld... more...

  • A History of Old Norse Poetry and Poeticsby Margaret Clunies Ross

    Boydell & Brewer 2005; US$ 99.00

    Accessible guide to and description of the medieval poetic tradition in Scandinavia. more...