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  • Reiseberichte und Romanzenby Christian von Zimmermann

    De Gruyter 1997; US$ 210.00

    Eine Alltagsweisheit: Der Reisende in der Fremde führt das Gepäck des Eigenen mit sich, und der Lesende liest vor dem Horizont seiner eigenen Interessen und Erwartungen. Die vorliegende Studie nimmt ihren Ausgang von einer theoretischen Vertiefung dieser Gedanken. Die Frage, wie Spanien im 18. Jahrhundert im deutschen Sprachraum wahrgenommen... 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...

  • 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...

  • Eyrbyggja Sagaby Hermann Palsson; Hermann Palsson; Paul Edwards

    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...

  • The Vinland Sagasby Hermann Palsson; Magnus Magnusson

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; US$ 14.09

    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...

  • Old Norse-Icelandic Literatureby Heather O'Donoghue

    Wiley 2008; US$ 150.95 US$ 135.86

    From runic inscriptions to sagas, this book introduces readers to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature. An introduction to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature. Covers mythology and family sagas, as well as less well-known areas, such as oral story-telling, Eddaic verse and skaldic verse. An introduction... 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...

  • 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...

  • Audun and the Polar Bearby William Ian Miller

    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...

  • A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Cultureby Rory McTurk

    Wiley 2008; US$ 251.95 US$ 226.76

    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...