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Individual sagas and historical works

  • Perzeption und Rezeptionby Joachim Laczny; Jürgen Sarnowsky

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 41.74

    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...

  • Schriften des Herzensby Jon Helgason; Jana Mohnike

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 31.47

    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...

  • 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...

  • Spielräume des Erzählensby Johannes Frey

    S. Hirzel Verlag 2010; US$ 41.09

    Im Mittelalter wurden Chrétiens Artusromane an mehreren europäischen Höfen in der jeweiligen Volkssprache wiedererzählt. Wie aber ging man vor? Übersetzte man die Vorlage, oder erzählte man so, wie es die eigene Tradition verlangte? Wie funktioniert das Erzählen der gleichen Geschichte in Frankreich, Deutschland, England und Island?<p> Diese... more...

  • Die Karlamagnús-Saga I und ihre altfranzösische Vorlageby Gustav Adolf Beckmann

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 112.00

    The 13th century Old Norse Karlamagnús-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 than a century.... more...

  • Eyrbyggja Sagaby Hermann Palsson; Hermann Palsson; Paul Edwards

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • Reiseberichte und Romanzenby Christian von Zimmermann

    De Gruyter 1997; US$ 196.00

    What we see is invariably determined by the eye of the beholder. Travellers and readers interpret the cultural text of 'foreign parts' in relation to their own horizons and individual interests. The present study looks at examples of the discursive appropriation of travel destinations and foreign literature. The approach is geared to aiding inquiry... 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...

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