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  • Perzeption und Rezeptionby Joachim Laczny; Jürgen Sarnowsky

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 42.52

    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...

  • 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$ 235.95

    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 of study,... 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$ 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...

  • 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...