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  • The Poetic Eddaby Jeramy Dodds

    Coach House Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    A lively contemporary translation of these action-packed medieval Icelandic poems. 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...

  • Die literarische Funktion von Kleidung in den Íslendingasögur und Íslendingaþættirby Anita Sauckel

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    Die vom 13. bis zum Beginn des 16. Jahrhunderts entstandenen Isländersagas sind seit jeher Schwerpunkt altnordistischer Forschung. Ihren zahlreichen, oft minutiösen Beschreibungen von Kleidung ist bislang aber wenig Beachtung geschenkt worden. Sie wurden zumeist als Beiwerk ohne Handlungsrelevanz betrachtet, das lediglich der Illustration... more...

  • The Meters of Old Norse Eddic Poetryby Seiichi Suzuki

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 266.00

    This book is a formal and functional study of the three distinct meters of Old Norse eddic poetry, fornyrðislag , málaháttr , and ljóðaháttr . Itprovides a systematic account of these archaic meters, both synchronic and diachronic, and from a comparative Germanic perspective; particularly concerned with Norse innovations in metrical... 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 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...

  • Women in Old Norse Literatureby Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Old Norse texts offer different ideas about what it is to be female, presenting women in diverse social and economic positions. This book analyzes female characters in medieval Icelandic saga literature, and demonstrates how they engaged with some of the most contested values of the period, revealing the anxieties of both the authors and audiences.... 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...

  • The Saga of the Volsungsby Jesse L. Byock

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 21.95

    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 German considers... more...