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Snorri Sturluson and the Edda: The Conversion of Cultural Capital in Medieval Scandinavia (Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (TONIS))
Snorri Sturluson and the Edda: The Conversion of Cultural Capital in Medieval Scandinavia (Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (TONIS))
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sku: 749780802098016, ean: 9780802098016, isbn: 0802098010,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
Why would Snorri Sturluson (c. 1179-1241), the most powerful and rapacious Icelander of his generation, dedicate so much time and effort to producing the Edda, a text that is widely recognized as the most significant medieval source for pre-Christian...


From Sagas to Society: Comparative Approaches To Early Iceland
From Sagas to Society: Comparative Approaches To Early Iceland
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Hugo von Hofmannsthal: The Theaters of Consciousness (Cambridge Studies in German)
Hugo von Hofmannsthal: The Theaters of Consciousness (Cambridge Studies in German)
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This book focuses on Hugo von Hofmannsthal's intense, lifelong concentration upon a single cohesive set of poetic, philosophical and ethical concerns, a quality of his work which has been neglected in the bulk of existing scholarship. Professor Benne...


Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Short Introduction (Wiley Blackwell Introductions to Literature)
Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Short Introduction (Wiley Blackwell Introductions to Literature)
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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...


A History of Old Norse Poetry and Poetics
A History of Old Norse Poetry and Poetics
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This is the first book in English to deal with the twin subjects of Old Norse poetry and the various vernacular treatises on native poetry that were a conspicuous feature of medieval intellectual life in Iceland and the Orkneys from the mid-twelfth t...


The Old Norse Elucidarius (Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, & Culture)
The Old Norse Elucidarius (Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, & Culture)
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This translation, the first into contemporary American English, is based on the complete edition of all surviving fragments on deposit in the Arnamagnaean Institute in Copenhagen. Literary scholars will find this text indispensable because it was the...


The classic myths in English literature and in art, based originally on Bulfinch's ''Age of fable'' (1855)
The classic myths in English literature and in art, based originally on Bulfinch's "Age of fable" (1855)
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A textbook on the history, interpretation, and influence of Roman, Greek, Teutonic, and Norse mythology incuding a section on the preservation of myths...


The Growth of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas (1180–1280)
The Growth of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas (1180–1280)
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In this book, Theodore M. Andersson, a leading scholar of the Norse sagas, introduces readers to the development of the Icelandic sagas between 1180 and 1280, a crucial period that witnessed a gradual shift of emphasis from tales of adventure and per...


The Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Mythology (Garland Medieval Casebooks)
The Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Mythology (Garland Medieval Casebooks)
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This unique collection of essays applies significant critical approaches to the mythological poetry of the Poetic Edda, a principal source for Old Norse cosmography and the legends of Odin, Loki, and Thor. The volume also provides very useful introdu...


A Critical Companion to Beowulf
A Critical Companion to Beowulf
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Beowulf is the best known and most closely studied literary work surviving from Anglo-Saxon England, and the modern reader is faced with a bewildering number and variety of interpretations about such basic matters as the date, provenance, and signifi...


Revisiting the Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Heroic Legend (Routledge Medieval Casebooks)
Revisiting the Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Heroic Legend (Routledge Medieval Casebooks)
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Bringing alive the dramatic poems of Old Norse heroic legend, this new collection offers accessible, ground-breaking and inspiring essays which introduce and analyse the exciting legends of the two doomed Helgis and their valkyrie lovers; the dragon-...


The Origins of Drama in Scandinavia
The Origins of Drama in Scandinavia
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This book takes a new approach to the question of whether some form of drama existed in early Scandinavia. Dr Gunnell examines the dialogic poems of the Poetic Edda, preserved in manuscripts from the late thirteenth century, from the viewpoints of bo...


The Saints in Old Norse and Early Modern Icelandic Poetry (Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (TONIS))
The Saints in Old Norse and Early Modern Icelandic Poetry (Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (TONIS))
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The Saints in Old Norse and Early Modern Icelandic Poetry is a complimentary volume to The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse–Icelandic Prose (UTP 2013). While its predecessor dealt primarily with medieval prose texts about the saints, this volume ...


The Structure of Old Norse ''Dróttkvætt'' Poetry (Islandica)
The Structure of Old Norse "Dróttkvætt" Poetry (Islandica)
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The drottkvett was a form of Old Norse skaldic poetry composed to glorify a chieftain's deeds or to lament his death. Kari Ellen Gade explores the structural peculiarities of ninth- and tenth-century drottkvett poetry and suggests a solution to the m...


The Origins of Beowulf: From Vergil to Wiglaf
The Origins of Beowulf: From Vergil to Wiglaf
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This book suggests that the Old English epic Beowulf was composed in the winter of 826-7 as a requiem for King Beornwulf of Mercia on behalf of Wiglaf, the ealdorman who succeeded him. The place of composition is given as the minster of Breedon on th...


Tools of Literacy: The Role of Skaldic Verse in Icelandic Textual Culture of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
Tools of Literacy: The Role of Skaldic Verse in Icelandic Textual Culture of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
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mpn: 20 tables, 1 half-tone, ean: 9780802047892, isbn: 0802047890,

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Tools of Literacy is a thorough and ground-breaking examination of thirteenth-century skaldic verse or dróttkvætt, the literary production of Iceland in the thirteenth century, and of the textual culture which nurtured the poets. Nordal demonstrate...


Non-Native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings' Sagas (Studies in Medieval History and Culture)
Non-Native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings' Sagas (Studies in Medieval History and Culture)
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9780415972727, isbn: 0415972728,

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Traditional scholarship on the kings' sagas has tended to focus on the textual histories and interrelationships between the various twelfth- and thirteenth-century Scandinavian manuscripts. Thus previous scholars have striven to ascertain chronology,...


Chaucer and the Norse and Celtic Worlds
Chaucer and the Norse and Celtic Worlds
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Through an examination of Old Norse and Celtic parallels to certain works of Chaucer, McTurk here identifies hitherto unrecognized sources for these works in early Irish tradition. He revives the idea that Chaucer visited Ireland between 1361 and 136...


Rules for the Endgame: The World of the Nibelungenlied (Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society)
Rules for the Endgame: The World of the Nibelungenlied (Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society)
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ean: 9780801887024, isbn: 080188702X,

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The source of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle, the Nibelungenlied occupies a unique place in medieval literary history. Commonly seen as the paradigmatic example of national epic, its interpretation has long been colored by the later evolution of German ...


A Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Style in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry (Oxford English Monographs)
A Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Style in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry (Oxford English Monographs)
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mpn: bibliography, ean: 9780198119821, isbn: 0198119828,

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A Store of Common Sense is the first comparative study in English of Old Icelandic and Old English wisdom poetry. It examines problems of form, unity, and coherence, and how the genre responds to social change, both reflecting and shaping the thinkin...



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