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The Sagas of the Icelanders

The Sagas of the Icelanders Book
Author : Jane Smilely
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2005-02-24
ISBN : 0141933267
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Sagas of the Icelanders

Sagas of the Icelanders Book
Author : John Tucker
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A collection of essays on Icelandic sagas from the middle ages, which concern the earliest period of Icelandic history. Includes references.

Icelanders in the Viking Age

Icelanders in the Viking Age Book
Author : William R. Short
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2010-03-02
ISBN : 9780786456079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 material culture of the Vikings. Topics covered include religion, housing, social customs, the settlement of disputes, and the early history of Iceland. Issues of dispute among scholars, such as the nature of settlement and the division of land, are addressed in the text.

An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders

An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders Book
Author : Carl Phelpstead
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
ISBN : 9780813057569
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Combining an accessible approach with innovative scholarship, Carl Phelpstead draws on historical context, contemporary theory, and close reading to deepen our understanding of Icelandic saga narratives about the island's early history.

The Complete Sagas of Icelanders Including 49 Tales

The Complete Sagas of Icelanders  Including 49 Tales Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Barbarians in the Sagas of Icelanders

Barbarians in the Sagas of Icelanders Book
Author : Wiliam H. Norman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021
ISBN : 9781032045108
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This book explores the way in the Sagas of Icelanders depict the barbarity of foreign peoples, both abroad and in Iceland, through descriptions of diet, material culture, style of warfare, and character, and compares the portrayal with classical and contemporary European ideas"--

Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland

Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2013-03-07
ISBN : 0141975520
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Comic Sagas and Tales brings together the very finest Icelandic stories from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries, a time of civil unrest and social upheaval. With feuding families and moments of grotesque violence, the sagas see such classic mythological figures as murdered fathers, disguised beggars, corrupt chieftains and avenging sons do battle with axes, words and cunning. The tales, meanwhile, follow heroes and comical fools through dreams, voyages and religious conversions in medieval Iceland and beyond. Shaped by Iceland's oral culture and their conversion to Christianity, these stories are works of ironic humour and stylistic innovation.

Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders

Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders Book
Author : Gareth Lloyd Evans
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2019-01-10
ISBN : 0192566857
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 texts, and investigates the means by which the sagas, and saga characters, may subvert masculine dominance. Combining close literary analysis with insights drawn from sociological theories of hegemonic and subordinated masculinities, notions of homosociality and performative gender, and psychoanalytic frameworks, the book brings to men and masculinities in saga literature the same scrutiny traditionally brought to the study of women and femininities. Ultimately, the volume demonstrates that masculinity is not simply glorified in the sagas, but is represented as being both inherently fragile and a burden to all characters, masculine and non-masculine alike.

The Cambridge Introduction to the Old Norse Icelandic Saga

The Cambridge Introduction to the Old Norse Icelandic Saga Book
Author : Margaret Clunies Ross
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2010-10-28
ISBN : 1139492640
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 evoked. The first general study of the Old Norse-Icelandic saga to be written in English for some decades, the Introduction is based on up-to-date scholarship and engages with current debates in the field. With suggestions for further reading, detailed information about the Icelandic literary canon, and a map of medieval Iceland, this book is aimed at students of medieval literature and assumes no prior knowledge of Scandinavian languages.

Iceland

Iceland Book
Author : David Roberts
Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Iceland book written by David Roberts, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Saga

Saga Book
Author : Jeff Janoda
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Release : 2014-05-01
ISBN : 0897336747
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This retelling of the ancient Saga of the People of Eyri is a modern classic. Absolutely gripping and compulsively readable, Booklist said this book, "does what good historical fiction is supposed to do: put a face on history that is recognizable to all." And medieval expert Tom Shippey, writing for the Times Literary Supplement said, "Sagas look like novels superficially, in their size and layout and plain language, but making their narratives into novels is a trick which has proved beyond most who have tried it. Janoda's Saga provides a model of how to do it: pick out the hidden currents, imagine how they would seem to peripheral characters, and as with all historical novels, load the narrative with period detail drawn from the scholars. No better saga adaptation has been yet written."

The Vinland Sagas

The Vinland Sagas Book
Author : Leifur Eiricksson
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2019-05-23
ISBN : 0141991550
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Saga of the Greenlanders and Eirik the Red’s Saga contain the first ever descriptions of North America, a bountiful land of grapes and vines, discovered by Vikings five centuries before Christopher Columbus. Written down in the early thirteenth century, they recount the Icelandic settlement of Greenland by Eirik the Red, the chance discovery by seafaring adventurers of a mysterious new land, and Eirik’s son Leif the Lucky’s perilous voyages to explore it. Wrecked by storms, stricken by disease and plagued by navigational mishaps, some survived the North Atlantic to pass down this compelling tale of the first Europeans to talk with, trade with, and war with the Native Americans.

Violence and Risk in Medieval Iceland

Violence and Risk in Medieval Iceland Book
Author : Oren Falk
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2021-03-25
ISBN : 0192635573
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Historians spend a lot of time thinking about violence: bloodshed and feats of heroism punctuate practically every narration of the past. Yet historians have been slow to subject 'violence' itself to conceptual analysis. What aspects of the past do we designate violent? To what methodological assumptions do we commit ourselves when we employ this term? How may we approach the category 'violence' in a specifically historical way, and what is it that we explain when we write its history? Astonishingly, such questions are seldom even voiced, much less debated, in the historical literature. Violence and Risk in Medieval Iceland: This Spattered Isle lays out a cultural history model for understanding violence. Using interdisciplinary tools, it argues that violence is a positively constructed asset, deployed along three principal axes - power, signification, and risk. Analysing violence in instrumental terms, as an attempt to coerce others, focuses on power. Analysing it in symbolic terms, as an attempt to communicate meanings, focuses on signification. Finally, analysing it in cognitive terms, as an attempt to exercise agency despite imperfect control over circumstances, focuses on risk. Violence and Risk in Medieval Iceland explores a place and time notorious for its rampant violence. Iceland's famous sagas hold treasure troves of circumstantial data, ideally suited for past-tense ethnography, yet demand that the reader come up with subtle and innovative methodologies for recovering histories from their stories. The sagas throw into sharp relief the kinds of analytic insights we obtain through cultural interpretation, offering lessons that apply to other epochs too.

Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas

Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas Book
Author : Gwyn Jones
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780192835307
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Selected by Gwyn Jones--the eminent Celtic scholar--for their excellence and variety, these nine Icelandic sagas include "Hen-Thorir," "The Vapnfjord Men," "Thorstein Staff-Struck," "Hrafnkel the Priest of Frey," "Thidrandi whom the Goddesses Slew," "Authun and the Bear," "Gunnlaug Wormtongue," "King Hrolf and his Champions," and the title piece.

The Saga of Grettir the Strong

The Saga of Grettir the Strong Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2005-05-26
ISBN : 0141937920
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Composed at the end of the fourteenth century by an unknown author, The Saga of Grettir the Strong is one of the last great Icelandic sagas. It relates the tale of Grettir, an eleventh-century warrior struggling to hold on to the values of a heroic age becoming eclipsed by Christianity and a more pastoral lifestyle. Unable to settle into a community of farmers, Grettir becomes the aggressive scourge of both honest men and evil monsters - until, following a battle with the sinister ghost Glam, he is cursed to endure a life of tortured loneliness away from civilisation, fighting giants, trolls and berserks. A mesmerising combination of pagan ideals and Christian faith, this is a profoundly moving conclusion to the Golden Age of the saga writing.

Feud in the Icelandic Saga

Feud in the Icelandic Saga Book
Author : Jesse L. Byock
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1993-03-09
ISBN : 9780520082595
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Byock sees the crucial element in the origin of the Icelandic sagas not as the introduction of writing or the impact of literary borrowings from the continent but the subject of the tales themselves - feud. This simple thesis is developed into a thorough examination of Icelandic society and feud, and of the narrative technique of recounting it.

Golden Age

Golden Age Book
Author : Jane Smiley
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2015-10-20
ISBN : 0385352441
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: the much-anticipated final volume, following Some Luck and Early Warning, of her acclaimed American trilogy—a richly absorbing new novel that brings the remarkable Langdon family into our present times and beyond A lot can happen in one hundred years, as Jane Smiley shows to dazzling effect in her Last Hundred Years trilogy. But as Golden Age, its final installment, opens in 1987, the next generation of Langdons face economic, social, political—and personal—challenges unlike anything their ancestors have encountered before. Michael and Richie, the rivalrous twin sons of World War II hero Frank, work in the high-stakes world of government and finance in Washington and New York, but they soon realize that one’s fiercest enemies can be closest to home; Charlie, the charming, recently found scion, struggles with whether he wishes to make a mark on the world; and Guthrie, once poised to take over the Langdons’ Iowa farm, is instead deployed to Iraq, leaving the land—ever the heart of this compelling saga—in the capable hands of his younger sister. Determined to evade disaster, for the planet and her family, Felicity worries that the farm’s once-bountiful soil may be permanently imperiled, by more than the extremes of climate change. And as they enter deeper into the twenty-first century, all the Langdon women—wives, mothers, daughters—find themselves charged with carrying their storied past into an uncertain future. Combining intimate drama, emotional suspense, and a full command of history, Golden Age brings to a magnificent conclusion the century-spanning portrait of this unforgettable family—and the dynamic times in which they’ve loved, lived, and died: a crowning literary achievement from a beloved master of American storytelling.

The Icelandic Sagas

The Icelandic Sagas Book
Author : Magnús Magnússon
Publisher : CUP Archive
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Icelandic Sagas book written by Magnús Magnússon, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Dating the Sagas

Dating the Sagas Book
Author : Else Mundal
Publisher : Museum Tusculanum Press
Release : 2013-05-15
ISBN : 8763538997
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 period in the history of Icelandic literature, the authors are particularly concerned with the several new written genres which developed in Iceland in the thirteenth century, of which the Sagas about early Icelanders is regarded as the most important. The articles gathered in this volume show that the dating of the beginning of this written genre and of individual sagas belonging to it is crucial to the understanding of the development of literary history in thirteenth-century Iceland.

Else Mundal is professor of Old Norse Philology at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bergen. She has published widely on Old Norse saga literature, Eddic and skaldic poetry, on Old Norse mythology, women in Old Norse society, as well as on the relationship between the oral and the written literature and the impact of Christianization on the Old Norse culture.

A Companion to Old Norse Icelandic Literature and Culture

A Companion to Old Norse Icelandic Literature and Culture Book
Author : Rory McTurk
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-03-11
ISBN : 140513738X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This major survey of Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culturedemonstrates the remarkable continuity of Icelandic language andculture from medieval to modern times. Comprises 29 chapters written by leading scholars in thefield Reflects current debates among Old Norse-Icelandicscholars Pays attention to previously neglected areas of study, such asthe sagas of Icelandic bishops and the fantasy sagas Looks at the ways Old Norse-Icelandic literature is used bymodern writers, artists and film directors, both within and outsideScandinavia Sets Old Norse-Icelandic language and literature in its widercultural context