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Old Icelandic literature

HalldoМЃr Hermannsson

Old Icelandic literature

a bibliographical essay

by HalldoМЃr Hermannsson

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Published by Cornell University Press; [etc., etc.], Kraus Reprint Corp. in Ithaca, N.Y, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Old Norse literature -- Bibliography.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Halldór Hermannsson.
    GenreBibliography.
    SeriesIslandica; an annual relating to Iceland and the Fiske Icelandic collection in Cornell University Library -- vol. XXIII., Islandica -- v. 23.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 p.l., 50 p.
    Number of Pages50
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16548666M

    The genealogy and history of Icelandic settlers were written down in Landnámabók (the Book of Settlement)s. European literature was translated into Icelandic, including stories of the lives of saints, and learned books on topics including astronomy, natural history, and geography. Travel books were written by Icelandic visitors to Europe.   32 38 Old Icelandic Literature And 33 39 Old Norse-Icelandic Literature A Short 34 40 Iceland Imagined Nature, Culture, and .

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From runic inscriptions to sagas, this book introduces readers to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature. An introduction to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature. Covers mythology and family sagas, as well as less well-known areas, such as oral story-telling, Eddaic verse and skaldic verse.

An introduction helps readers to appreciate the language and culture Author: Heather O'donoghue. In particular, her book ‘Bloodhoof ’, which won the Icelandic literature award. Here, Gerður Kristný takes the ancient poem Skírnismál and turns it inside out: while the original is based on the story of the god Freyr falling in love with the giantess Gerður, Gerður Kristný turns it into a story of abuse, rape and revenge with.

In Britain. From the 8th to the 15th centuries, Vikings and Norse settlers and their descendants colonised parts of what is now modern Old Norse poetry survives relating to this period.

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Old Icelandic Literature and Society. Edited by Margaret Clunies Ross; Online ISBN: The Icelandic Literature was created by the inhabitants of Iceland from the country's settlement in the 9th century AD to the present. Because Old Norse and Icelandic are, for all practical purposes, the same language, Icelandic medieval writings are sometimes referred to as Old Norse literature.

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Edda, body of ancient Icelandic literature contained in two 13th-century books commonly distinguished as the Prose, or Younger, Edda and the Poetic, or Elder, Edda. It is the fullest and most detailed source for modern knowledge of Germanic mythology.

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An introduction to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature. Covers mythology and family sagas, as well as less well-known areas, such as oral story-telling, Eddaic verse and skaldic verse.