Grettir S Saga

Author: Denton Fox
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802061656
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Grettir's saga is the last of the great Icelandic sagas. It tells the life and death of Grettir, a great rebel, individualist, and romantic hero. This volume includes genealogies and a study of the legal system.

Grettir S Saga

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Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019280152X
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A sweeping epic of the Viking Age, Grettir's Saga follows the life of the outlaw Grettir the Strong as he battles against sorcery, bad luck, and the vengefulness of his enemies. Among the most famous and widely read of Iceland's sagas, this new translation features extensive illustrative material to elucidate the story.

Grettis Saga The Story Of Grettir The Strong Translated From The Icelandic By E Magn Sson And W Morris

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The Conflict Of Law And Justice In The Icelandic Sagas

Author: William Pencak
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789051838350
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The world's longest lasting republic between ancient Rome and modern Switzerland, medieval Iceland (c. 870-1262) centered its national literature, the great family sagas, around the problem of can a republic survive and do justice to its inhabitants. The Conflict of Law and Justice in the Icelandic Sagas takes a semiotic approach to six of the major sagas which depict a nation of free men, abetted by formidable women, testing conflicting legal codes and principles - pagan v. Christian, vengeance v. compromise, monarchy v. republicanism, courts v. arbitration. The sagas emerge as a body of great literature embodying profound reflections on political and legal philosophy because they do not offer simple solutions, but demonstrate the tragic choices facing legal thinkers (Njal), warriors (Gunnar), outlaws (Grettir), women (Gudrun of Laxdaela Saga), priests (Snorri of Eyrbyggja Saga), and the Icelandic community in its quest for stability and a good society. Guest forewords by Robert Ginsberg and Roberta Kevelson, set the book in the contexts of philosophy, semiotics, and Icelandic studies to which it contributes.

The Saga Of Grettir The Strong Translated By G A Hight

Author: Grettis Saga
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Studien Zur Isl Ndersaga

Author: Heinrich Beck
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110168594
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Mit dieser Festschrift ehren Herausgeber und Autoren einen Fachkollegen, dessen wissenschaftliches Werk hohe internationale Anerkennung gefunden hat. In der Tradition der Leipziger Nordistik stehend, galt Rolf Hellers Aufmerksamkeit insbesondere den isländischen Familiensagas. Dieses Thema greifen auch die 19 Beiträger aus den USA, England, Island, Skandinavien und dem deutschsprachigen Raum auf. Sie bieten damit ein breites Spektrum heutiger Sagaforschung. Ein Verzeichnis der Schriften des Jubilars rundet den Band ab.

Beowulf

Author: Andreas Haarder
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134970943
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Beowulf is the oldest and most complete epic poem in any non-Classical European language. Our only manuscript, written in Old English, dates from close to the year 1000. However, the poem remained effectively unknown even to scholars until the year 1815, when it was first published in Copenhagen. This impressive volume selects over one hundred works of critical commentary from the vast body of scholarship on Beowulf - including English translations from German, Danish, Latin and Spanish - from the poem's first mention in 1705 to the Anglophone scholarship of the early twentieth century. Tom Shippey provides both a contextual introduction and a guide to the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century scholarship which generated these Beowulf commentaries. The book is a vital document for the study of one of the major texts of 'the Northern renaissance', in which completely unknown poems and even languages were brought to the attention first of the learned world and then of popular culture. It also acts as a valuable guide to the development of nationalist and racist sentiment, beginning romantically and ending with World War and attempted genocide.

Pride And Prodigies

Author: Andy Orchard
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802085832
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In this series of detailed studies, Andy Orchard demonstrates the changing range of Anglo-Saxon attitudes towards the monstrous by reconsidering the monsters of Beowulf against the background of early medieval and patristic teratology and with reference to specific Anglo-Saxon texts.

Sworn Brother

Author: Tim Severin
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330527436
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Sworn Brother by Tim Severin is the thrilling second volume in the Viking trilogy - an epic adventure in a world full of Norse mythology and bloodthirsty battles. London, 1019: a few months have passed since Thorgils has escaped the clutches of the Irish Church only to find himself at the centre of a capricious love affair with Aelfgifu, wife of Knut the Great, ruler of England, and one of the most powerful men of the Viking empire. A passionate relationship between two unlikely lovers begins to unfold, which forebodes uncontrollable consequences... When Thorgils is finally on the run again, he meets Grettir, an outlaw who is feared by most for his volatile and brooding behaviour. The two men become travel companions and sworn brothers – which binds them together beyond death, but at the gates of Byzantium Thorgils' loyalty is put to the ultimate test . . .

Grettis Saga

Author: Gísli Magnússon
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