The Sagas of the Icelanders
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The Sagas of the Icelanders


  • Author : Jane Smilely
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141000039


The Sagas of the Icelanders Book Description :

Presents a collection of Viking "sagas" to commemorate the adventures of the people who first settled Iceland, and then explored Greenland and North America....

The Sagas of the Icelanders
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The Sagas of the Icelanders


  • Author : Jane Smiley
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2005-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141933269


The Sagas of the Icelanders Book Description :

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...

The Cambridge Introduction to the Old Norse Icelandic Saga
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The Cambridge Introduction to the Old Norse Icelandic Saga


  • Author : Margaret Clunies Ross
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139492645


The Cambridge Introduction to the Old Norse Icelandic Saga Book Description :

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 fu...

An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders

An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders


  • Author : Carl Phelpstead
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-08-06
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0813066514


An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders Book Description :

Combining an accessible approach with innovative scholarship, An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders provides up-to-date perspectives on a unique medieval literary genre that has fascinated the English-speaking world for more than two centuries. 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. Phelpstead explores the origins and cultural setting of the genre, demonstrating the rich variety of oral and written source traditions that writers drew on to produce the sagas. He provides fresh, theoretically informed discussions of major themes such as national identity, gender and sexuality, and nature and the supernatural, rela...

Sagas of the Icelanders

Sagas of the Icelanders


  • Author : Tucker, David
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106008579283


Sagas of the Icelanders Book Description :

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
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Icelanders in the Viking Age


  • Author : William R. Short
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2010-03-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0786456078


Icelanders in the Viking Age Book Description :

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....

Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders

Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders


  • Author : Gareth Lloyd Evans
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-10
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192566850


Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders Book Description :

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 ...

Icelanders  Sagas

Icelanders Sagas


  • Author : Books LLC
  • Publisher : Books LLC
  • Release Date : 2010-05
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1155624688


Icelanders Sagas Book Description :

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Sagas of Icelanders, Njls Saga, Hrafnkels Saga, Bolli Bollason, Grnlendinga Saga, Gsla Saga, Egils Saga, Saga of Erik the Red, Grettis Saga, Kormks Saga, Gunnlaugs Saga Ormstungu, Bolli orleiksson, Laxdla Saga, Eyrbyggja Saga, Bandamanna Saga, Fstbrra Saga, Hallfrear Saga, Mruvallabk, Bjarnar Saga Htdlakappa, Heiarvga Saga, Hvarar Saga sfirings, Vinland Sagas, Vatnsd]la Saga, slenzk Fornrit, Droplaugarsona Saga, Vga-Glms Saga, Fljtsd]la Saga, Asmund the White, Krka-Refs Saga, H]nsna-ris Saga, Snorri orbrandsson, Finnboga Saga Ramma, lkofra Saga, Brar Saga Sn]fellsss...