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- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00
The Icelandic historian, poet, and politician Snorri Sturluson was an exceptional figureof the Nordic Middle Ages. The essays by renowned scholars gathered in this volume present the current state of research on Sturluson while also suggesting new approaches. In addition to examining questions related to the history of religion, they consider issuesregarding... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 252.00
A formal and functional study of the three meters of Old Norse eddic poetry, fornyrislag, mßlahßttr, and ljˇahßttr, this book provides their systematic account (synchronic,diachronic, and from a comparative Germanic perspective). With thorough data presentation, detailed philological analysis, and sophisticated linguistic explanation, it will be... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00
icelandic sagas have long been a focus of Norse research. However, literary scholars have largely neglected the extensive and meticulous descriptions of clothing contained in the sagas until now. The present work examines the clothing worn by the characters in Icelandic sagas and stories with a view to its social, emotional, and gender-specific meanings... 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
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...
- Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 34.60
Der rege und spannungsreiche Briefwechsel zwischen der Dichterin Anna Louisa Karsch und dem Halberstńdter Dichter und ihrem F÷rderer Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim stellt ein au▀ergew÷hnliches Zeugnis eines empfindsamen Freundschaftsentwurfs dar. Mit dem Fokus auf die frŘhen Jahre der Korrespondenz untersucht Jon Helgason diese als exemplarisches Experimentierfeld... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...