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- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00
This book guides students through the texts and contexts of the medieval Scandinavian saga. more...
- 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...
- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 65.00
The writer, scientist, philosopher, and radical democrat Georg BŘchner (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, BŘchner produced a small but exceptionally rich body of work. This collection of essays in English and in German considers... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 68.95 US$ 59.76
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... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 94.96
The 13th century Old Norse Karlamagn˙s-Saga, a monumental biography of Charlemagne from translated and adapted French Caroline epics such as the Chanson de Roland, is a fascinating example of intensive reception at a distance. Its first branch appears to pre-empt the whole in a compressed form, and has thus been puzzling scholars for more... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 116.08
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... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 18.32
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...
- 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...