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The Sagas Of The Icelanders

The 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, th

ISBN10 : 9780141933269 , ISBN13 : 0141933267

Page Number : 348

Hrafnkel S Saga And Other Icelandic Stories

Hrafnkel S Saga And Other Icelandic Stories

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

ISBN10 : 9780141961422 , ISBN13 : 0141961422

Page Number : 144

The Saga Of Grettir The Strong

The Saga Of Grettir The Strong

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 pa

ISBN10 : 9780141937922 , ISBN13 : 0141937920

Page Number : 320

Sagas Of Warrior Poets

Sagas Of Warrior Poets

Kormak's Saga, The Saga of Hallfred Troublesome-Poet, The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue, The Saga of Bjorn, Champion of the Hitardal People, Viglund's Saga Set in the farmsteads of Viking age Iceland at a time when the old ethos of honour and heroic adventure merged with new ideas of romantic infa

ISBN10 : 9780141941585 , ISBN13 : 0141941588

Page Number : 400

Icelanders In The Viking Age

Icelanders In The Viking Age

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 moder

ISBN10 : 9780786447275 , ISBN13 : 0786447273

Page Number : 283