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Book Hrafnkel s Saga and Other Icelandic Stories

Download or read book Hrafnkel s Saga and Other Icelandic Stories written by and published by . This book was released on 1971 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Hrafnkel s Saga and Other Icelandic Stories

Download or read book Hrafnkel s Saga and Other Icelandic Stories written by Hermann Pálsson and published by . This book was released on 1971 with total page 135 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Hrafnkel s Saga and Other Icelandic Stories

Download or read book Hrafnkel s Saga and Other Icelandic Stories written by and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2005-03-31 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written around the thirteenth century AD by Icelandic monks, the seven tales collected here offer a combination of pagan elements tightly woven into the pattern of Christian ethics. They take as their subjects figures who are heroic, but do not fit into the mould of traditional heroes. Some stories concern characters in Iceland - among them Hrafknel's Saga, in which a poor man's son is murdered by his powerful neighbour, and Thorstein the Staff-Struck, which describes an ageing warrior's struggle to settle into a peaceful rural community. Others focus on the adventures of Icelanders abroad, including the compelling Audun's Story, which depicts a farmhand's pilgrimage to Rome. These fascinating tales deal with powerful human emotions, suffering and dignity at a time of profound transition, when traditional ideals were gradually yielding to a more peaceful pastoral lifestyle.

Book Hrafnkel Or the Ambiguities

Download or read book Hrafnkel Or the Ambiguities written by William Ian Miller and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Ian Miller presents a close reading of one of the best known of the Icelandic sagas, showing its moral, political, and psychological sophistication. Hrafnkel tells of a fairly simple feud in which a man rises, falls, and rises again with a vengeance, so to speak. The saga deals with complex issues with finely layered irony: who can one justifiably hit, when, and by what means? It does this with cool nuance, also taking on matters of torture and pain-infliction as a means of generating fellow-feeling. How does one measure pain and humiliation so as to get even, to get back to equal? People are forced to set prices on things we tell ourselves soporifically are priceless, such as esteem, dignity, life itself. Morality no less than legal remedy involves price-setting. This book flies in the face of all the previous critical literature which, with very few exceptions, imposes simplistic readings on the saga. A translation of the saga is provided as an appendix.

Book Meeting the Other in Norse Myth and Legend

Download or read book Meeting the Other in Norse Myth and Legend written by John McKinnell and published by DS Brewer. This book was released on 2005 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Close examination of the significant theme of other-worldly encounters in Norse myth and legend, including giantesses, monsters and the Dead. A particular, recurring feature of Old Norse myths and legends is an encounter between creatures of This World [gods and human beings] and those of the Other [giants, giantesses, dwarves, prophetesses, monsters and the dead]. Concentrating on cross-gendered encounters, this book analyses these meetings, and the different motifs and situations they encompass, from the consultation of a prophetess by a king or god, to sexual liaisons and return from the dead. It considers the evidence for their pre-Christian origins, discusses how far individual poets and prose writers were free to modify them, and suggests that they survived in medieval Christian society because [like folk-tale] they provide a non-dogmatic way of resolving social and psychological problems connected with growing up, succession from one generation to the next, sexual relationships and bereavement.

Book Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literature

Download or read book Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literature written by Larissa Tracy and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2015 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new look at the way in which medieval European literature depicts torture and brutality.

Book Routledge Revivals  Medieval Scandinavia  1993

Download or read book Routledge Revivals Medieval Scandinavia 1993 written by Phillip Pulsiano and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 770 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1993, Medieval Scandinavia: An Encyclopedia covers every aspect of the region during the Middle Ages, including rulers and saints, overviews of the countries, religion, education, politics and law, culture and material life, history, literature, and art. Written by a team of expert contributors, the encyclopedia offers those who lack command of the various Scandinavian languages a basic tool for the study of Medieval Scandinavia from roughly the Migration Period to the Reformation. With full-page maps, useful supplementary photos, cross-references and a comprehensive index, this work will be a valuable and absorbing volume for students of the Norse sagas, the Viking age, and Old English history and literature, and for anyone interested in the cultural and historical heritage of Scandinavia.

Book Medieval Scandinavia

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  • Author : Phillip Pulsiano
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 1993
  • ISBN : 9780824047870
  • Pages : 840 pages

Download or read book Medieval Scandinavia written by Phillip Pulsiano and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 1993 with total page 840 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tom Bjornstad highlights the history and architecture of medieval Scandinavia. Bjornstad discusses the burial mound at Stein in Ringerike in Norway, the Stave Church in Norway, folk costumes of Norway, crystal art, the Vikings, and more.

Book Dictionary of Norse Myth   Legend

Download or read book Dictionary of Norse Myth Legend written by Andrew Orchard and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2022-11-10 with total page 522 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Loki to Thor, Ragnarok to Beowulf A gripping and truly mesmerising delve into the Norse legends From bestselling books to blockbusting Hollywood movies, the myths of the Scandinavian gods and heroes are part of the modern day landscape. For over a millennium before the arrival of Christianity, the legends permeated everyday life in Iceland and the northern reaches of Europe. Since that time, they have been perpetuated in literature and the arts in forms as diverse as Tolkien and Wagner, graphic novels to the world of Marvel. This book covers the entire cast of supernatural beings, from gods to trolls, heroes to monsters, and deals with the social and historical background to the myths, topics such as burial rites, sacrificial practices and runes.

Book The Icelandic Saga

Download or read book The Icelandic Saga written by Peter Hallberg and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1962-01-01 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 settlers and their descendants. After disposing of the controversial "free-prose" theory of the origin and transmission of these stories, the author treats such problems as style and character portrayal, dreams and destinies, values and ideals, humor and irony. Several of the major sagas are studied in some detail. The concluding discussion concerns the decline of saga writing and the role played by the Sagas in modern Scandinavian life and literature. Paul Schach's introduction and copious annotation furnish additional background material and bibliographical references to English translations of the individual sagas and to significant studies on the major problems of saga research. Although intended primarily for the layman, The Icelandic Saga is of value to the specialist since it judiciously evaluates and incorporates the revolutionary findings of the so-called "Icelandic school" of saga study.

Book Saga book of the Viking Club

Download or read book Saga book of the Viking Club written by and published by . This book was released on 1986 with total page 442 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: List of members in v. 3, 5.

Book Saga Book of the Viking Society for Northern Research

Download or read book Saga Book of the Viking Society for Northern Research written by Viking Society for Northern Research and published by . This book was released on 1990 with total page 588 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: List of members in v. 3, 5.

Book Nordic Religions in the Viking Age

Download or read book Nordic Religions in the Viking Age written by Thomas Andrew DuBois and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 1999-08-03 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thomas DuBois unravels for the first time the history of the Nordic religions in the Viking Age. "A seminal study of Nordic religions that future scholars will not be able to avoid."—Church History

Book Handbook of Frisian studies

Download or read book Handbook of Frisian studies written by Horst Haider Munske and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2001 with total page 872 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Das »Handbuch des Friesischen« ist die erste systematische Gesamtdarstellung der Frisistik von den Runenzeugnissen bis zum Friesischen als europäischer Minderheitssprache. Im Mittelpunkt stehen die west-, ost- und nordfriesischen Dialekte in den Niederlanden und in Deutschland, die westfriesische Standardsprache, die friesische Sprach- und Literaturgeschichte und das Altfriesische im Mittelalter. Einleitende Artikel geben ausführliche Informationen über die heutigen Institutionen und Aktivitäten der Forschung und der Sprachpflege. In 79 Artikeln von 45 Autoren möchte dieses Handbuch umfassend informieren und gleichzeitig die Kontakte zu den Nachbarfächern ausbauen.

Book Narrative in the Icelandic Family Saga

Download or read book Narrative in the Icelandic Family Saga written by Heather O'Donoghue and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-01-28 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Representative of a unique literary genre and composed in the 13th and 14th centuries, the Icelandic Family Sagas rank among some of the world's greatest literature. Here, Heather O'Donoghue skilfully examines the notions of time and the singular textual voice of the Sagas, offering a fresh perspective on the foundational texts of Old Norse and medieval Icelandic heritage. With a conspicuous absence of giants, dragons, and fairy tale magic, these sagas reflect a real-world society in transition, grappling with major new challenges of identity and development. As this book reveals, the stance of the narrator and the role of time – from the representation of external time passing to the audience's experience of moving through a narrative – are crucial to these stories. As such, Narrative in the Icelandic Family Saga draws on modern narratological theory to explore the ways in which saga authors maintain the urgency and complexity of their material, handle the narrative and chronological line, and offer perceptive insights into saga society. In doing so, O'Donoghue presents a new poetics of family sagas and redefines the literary rhetoric of saga narratives.

Book The Origin of the Icelandic Family Sagas

Download or read book The Origin of the Icelandic Family Sagas written by Knut Liestøl and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 1974 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Essays on Eddic Poetry

Download or read book Essays on Eddic Poetry written by John McKinnel and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2014-01-01 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays on Eddic Poetry presents a selection of important articles on Old Norse literature by noted medievalist John McKinnell. While McKinnell's work addresses many of the perennial issues in the study of Old Norse, this collection has a special focus on the interplay between heathen and Christian world-views in the poems. Among the texts examined are Hávamál, which includes an elegantly cynical poem about Óðinn's sexual intrigues and a more mystical one about his self-sacrifice on the world-tree in order to gain magical wisdom; V?lundarkviða, which recounts an elvish smith's revenge for his captivity and maiming; and Hervararkviða, where the heroine bravely but foolishly raises her dead father to demand the deadly sword Tyrfingr from him. Originally published between 1988 and 2008, these twelve essays cover a wide range of mythological and heroic poems and have been revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship.