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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 24 February 2005
  • ISBN : 9780141933269
  • Page : 348 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 8 voters

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In Iceland, the age of the Vikings is also known as the Saga Age. A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world’s great literary treasures – as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set around the turn of the last millennium, these stories depict with an astonishingly modern realism the lives and deeds of the Norse men and women who first settled in Iceland and of their descendants, who ventured farther west to Greenland and, ultimately, North America. Sailing as far from the archetypal heroic adventure as the long ships did from home, the Sagas are written with psychological intensity, peopled by characters with depth, and explore perennial human issues like love, hate, fate and freedom.

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The Sagas of the Icelanders

The Sagas of the Icelanders
  • Author : Jane Smilely
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2005-02-24
  • ISBN : 9780141933269
GET THIS BOOKThe Sagas of the Icelanders

In Iceland, the age of the Vikings is also known as the Saga Age. A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world’s great literary treasures – as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set around the turn of the last millennium, these stories depict with an astonishingly modern realism the lives and deeds of the Norse men and women who first settled in Iceland and of their descendants,

Barbarians in the Sagas of Icelanders

Barbarians in the Sagas of Icelanders
  • Author : William H. Norman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-07-30
  • ISBN : 9781000415803
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This book explores accounts in the Sagas of Icelanders of encounters with foreign peoples, both abroad and in Iceland, who are portrayed according to stereotypes which vary depending on their origins. Notably, inhabitants of the places identified in the sagas as Írland, Skotland and Vínland are portrayed as being less civilized than the Icelanders themselves. This book explores the ways in which the Íslendingasögur emphasize this relative barbarity through descriptions of diet, material culture, style of warfare and

Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders

Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders
  • Author : Gareth Lloyd Evans
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-10
  • ISBN : 9780192566850
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This volume is the first book-length study of masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders. Spanning the entire corpus of the Sagas of Icelanders—and taking into account a number of little-studied sagas as well as the more well-known works—it comprehensively interrogates the construction, operation, and problematization of masculinities in this genre. Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders elucidates the dominant model of masculinity that operates in the sagas, demonstrates how masculinities and masculine characters function within these

The Icelandic Saga

The Icelandic Saga
  • Author : Peter Hallberg
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 1962-01-01
  • ISBN : 0803250827
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In this stimulating and reliable introduction to the Icelandic saga, Peter Hallberg correctly designates the genre as "Scandinavia's sole, collective original contribution to world literature." These prose narratives dating from the thirteenth century are characterized by a psychological realism which sets them apart from all other contemporary forms of European literature. Mr. Hallberg's emphasis is on the branch of saga literature which deals with the native heroes--with the settlement of Iceland by Norse chieftains and with the lives of these

The Edda Songs and Sagas of Iceland

The Edda Songs and Sagas of Iceland
  • Author : George Browning
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1876
  • ISBN : OXFORD:N10220236
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Icelanders in the Viking Age

Icelanders in the Viking Age
  • Author : William R. Short
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2010-03-02
  • ISBN : 9780786447275
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The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-Age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. Yet these tales are little read today, even by lovers of literature. The culture and history of the people depicted in the Sagas are often unfamiliar to the modern reader, though the audience for whom the tales were intended would have had an intimate understanding of the material. This text introduces the modern reader to the daily lives and

The Edda Songs and Sagas of Iceland. A Lecture Delivered Before the Sunday Lecture Society, ... on Sunday Afternoon, 13th February, 1876 ...

The Edda Songs and Sagas of Iceland. A Lecture Delivered Before the Sunday Lecture Society, ... on Sunday Afternoon, 13th February, 1876 ...
  • Author : George BROWNING (F.R. Hist. Soc.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1876
  • ISBN : BL:A0022862118
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The Cambridge Introduction to the Old Norse-Icelandic Saga

The Cambridge Introduction to the Old Norse-Icelandic Saga
  • Author : Margaret Clunies Ross
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10-28
  • ISBN : 9781139492645
GET THIS BOOKThe Cambridge Introduction to the Old Norse-Icelandic Saga

The medieval Norse-Icelandic saga is one of the most important European vernacular literary genres of the Middle Ages. This Introduction to the saga genre outlines its origins and development, its literary character, its material existence in manuscripts and printed editions, and its changing reception from the Middle Ages to the present time. Its multiple sub-genres - including family sagas, mythical-heroic sagas and sagas of knights - are described and discussed in detail, and the world of medieval Icelanders is powerfully

The Complete Sagas of Icelanders, Including 49 Tales

The Complete Sagas of Icelanders, Including 49 Tales
  • Author : Viðar Hreinsson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106012315583
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The set contains "the first complete, coordinated English translation of The sagas of Icelanders, forty in all, together with forty-nine of the shorter Tales of Icelanders."--Preface.

The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas

The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas
  • Author : Ármann Jakobsson,Sverrir Jakobsson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-02-17
  • ISBN : 9781317041467
GET THIS BOOKThe Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas

The last fifty years have seen a significant change in the focus of saga studies, from a preoccupation with origins and development to a renewed interest in other topics, such as the nature of the sagas and their value as sources to medieval ideologies and mentalities. The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas presents a detailed interdisciplinary examination of saga scholarship over the last fifty years, sometimes juxtaposing it with earlier views and examining the sagas both as

The Complete Sagas of Icelanders, Including 49 Tales

The Complete Sagas of Icelanders, Including 49 Tales
  • Author : Viðar Hreinsson,Robert Cook
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • ISBN : IND:39000001082960
GET THIS BOOKThe Complete Sagas of Icelanders, Including 49 Tales

The set contains "the first complete, coordinated English translation of The sagas of Icelanders, forty in all, together with forty-nine of the shorter Tales of Icelanders."--Preface.

The sagas of Icelanders

The sagas of Icelanders
  • Author : Halldór Hermannsson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1966
  • ISBN : OCLC:633221064
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The Complete Sagas of Icelanders, Including 49 Tales

The Complete Sagas of Icelanders, Including 49 Tales
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • ISBN : UOM:39015042051519
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Dating the Sagas

Dating the Sagas
  • Author : Else Mundal
  • Publisher : Museum Tusculanum Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-15
  • ISBN : 9788763538992
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The Icelandic genre known as the Family Sagas, Sagas of Icelanders, or Sagas about early Icelanders consists of anonymous works, and the genre, as well as the individual sagas, are therefore difficult to date. This literature is also difficult to date since sagas are stories that were transformed both during oral and scribal transmission. The authors of the present book address methodological problems and discuss the dating of individual sagas and the genre itself. Focusing their attention on an important

The Saga of the Jómsvikings

The Saga of the Jómsvikings
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2018-10-08
  • ISBN : 9783110625455
GET THIS BOOKThe Saga of the Jómsvikings

Unique among the Icelandic sagas, part-history, part-fiction, the Saga of the Jomsvikings tells of a legendary band of vikings, originally Danish, who established an island fortress of the Baltic coast, launched and ultimately lost their heroic attack on the pagan ruler of Norway in the late tenth century. The saga’s account of their stringent warrior code, fatalistic adherence to their own reckless vows and declarations of extreme courage as they face execution articulates a remarkable account of what it