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Individual sagas and historical works

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Reiseberichte und Romanzenby Christian von Zimmermann

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 210.00

    In historical and cultural studies, the Early Modern Age has developed a profile of its own. The book series Frühe Neuzeit (Early Modern Age) publishes editions, monographs and collected volumes advancing fundamental research in the field. It does not seek to produce wide-ranging overviews, premature syntheses or pretentious constructions... 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...

  • 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 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...

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