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  • 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...

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

    De Gruyter 2013; 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 2013; US$ 225.99

    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...

  • Icelanders and the Kings of Norwayby Patricia Pires Boulhosa

    BRILL 2005; US$ 164.00

    The book discusses the relation between the Icelanders and the mediaeval Norwegian kings, as it appears in sagas and legal texts. By reassessing legal material and the sagas of Möðruvallabók, it finds the Icelanders partly subjects of the king, and partly beyond his power. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 126.00

    Die Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie zählen zu den renommiertesten Fachpublikationen der Romanistik. Sie pflegen ein gesamtromanisches Profil, das neben den Nationalsprachen auch die weniger im Fokus stehenden romanischen Sprachen mit einschließt. In der Reihe erscheinen ausgewählte Monographien und Sammelbände zur... more...

  • Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrativeby Heather O'Donoghue

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 164.99

    Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative is a detailed reading of a series of sophisticated medieval narratives, the Old Norse-Icelandic sagas. It shows how saga authors achieved a wide range of stylistic and psychological effects through the interplay of prose and verse: bringing history to life, presenting fiction as if it were history, and... more...