Heimskringla

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Heimskringla

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Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027247322

Genre: History

Page: 1683

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Book Summary: This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Heimskringla is a collection of sagas about the Norwegian kings, beginning with the saga of the legendary Swedish dynasty of the Ynglings, followed by accounts of historical Norwegian rulers from Harald Fairhair of the 9th century up to the death of the pretender Eystein Meyla in 1177.Contents:Kings' SagasYnglinga SagaHalfdan the Black SagaHarald Harfager's SagaHakon the Good's SagaSaga of King Harald Grafeld and of Earl Hakon Son of SigurdKing Olaf Trygvason's SagaSaga of Olaf Haraldson (St. Olaf)Saga of Magnus the GoodSaga of Harald HardradeSaga of Olaf KyrreMagnus Barefoot's SagaSaga of Sigurd the Crusader and His Brothers Eystein and OlafSaga of Magnus the Blind and of Harald GilleSaga of Sigurd, Inge, and Eystein, the Sons of HaraldSaga of Hakon HerdebreidMagnus Erlingson's Saga


Heimskringla: The Chronicle of the Kings of Norway

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Heimskringla: The Chronicle of the Kings of Norway

Author: Snorri Sturluson

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 802689748X

Genre: History

Page: 1683

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Book Summary: Heimskringla is a collection of sagas about the Norwegian kings, beginning with the saga of the legendary Swedish dynasty of the Ynglings, followed by accounts of historical Norwegian rulers from Harald Fairhair of the 9th century up to the death of the pretender Eystein Meyla in 1177. Contents: Kings' Sagas Ynglinga Saga Halfdan the Black Saga Harald Harfager's Saga Hakon the Good's Saga Saga of King Harald Grafeld and of Earl Hakon Son of Sigurd King Olaf Trygvason's Saga Saga of Olaf Haraldson (St. Olaf) Saga of Magnus the Good Saga of Harald Hardrade Saga of Olaf Kyrre Magnus Barefoot's Saga Saga of Sigurd the Crusader and His Brothers Eystein and Olaf Saga of Magnus the Blind and of Harald Gille Saga of Sigurd, Inge, and Eystein, the Sons of Harald Saga of Hakon Herdebreid Magnus Erlingson's Saga


Heimskringla - The Norse King Sagas

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Heimskringla - The Norse King Sagas

Author: Snorre Sturlason

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446548058

Genre: Fiction

Page: 468

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Book Summary: This early work of poetry is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. Written in the early thirteenth century, it contains a collection of sagas about Norwegian kings. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in Norse history. Contents Include: Dedication to King Haakon VII - Editor's Introduction - Translator's Preface - Snorre's Preface - The Ynglinga Saga, Semi-Mythical - Historic Sagas - Halfdan the Black - Harald the Fairhaired - Haakon the Good - Eric's Sons - Earl Haakon - King Olaf Tryguesson - King Olaf the Saint - Magnus the Good - Harald the Stern - Olaf the Quiet - Magnus Barefoot - The Sons of Magnus - Magnus the Blind and Harald Gille - The Sons of Harald - Haakon the Broad-Shouldered - Magnus Erlingson - List of Old Sagas - List of Kings of Sweden, Denmark, Norway - Index of Names and Places.


King Harald's Saga

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King Harald's Saga

Author: Snorri Sturluson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141915072

Genre: History

Page: 192

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Book Summary: This compelling Icelandic history describes the life of King Harald Hardradi, from his battles across Europe and Russia to his final assault on England in 1066, less than three weeks before the invasion of William the Conqueror. It was a battle that led to his death and marked the end of an era in which Europe had been dominated by the threat of Scandinavian forces. Despite England's triumph, it also played a crucial part in fatally weakening the English army immediately prior to the Norman Conquest, changing the course of history. Taken from the Heimskringla - Snorri Sturluson's complete account of Norway from prehistoric times to 1177 - this is a brilliantly human depiction of the turbulent life and savage death of the last great Norse warrior-king.


Handbook of Pre-Modern Nordic Memory Studies

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Handbook of Pre-Modern Nordic Memory Studies

Author: Jürg Glauser,Pernille Hermann,Stephen A. Mitchell

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110431483

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 1152

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Book Summary: In recent years, the field of Memory Studies has emerged as a key approach in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and has increasingly shown its ability to open new windows on Nordic Studies as well. The entries in this book document the work-to-date of this approach on the pre-modern Nordic world (mainly the Viking Age and the Middle Ages, but including as well both earlier and later periods). Given that Memory Studies is an ever expanding critical strategy, the approximately eighty contributors in this volume also discuss the potential for future research in this area. Topics covered range from texts to performance to visual and other aspects of material culture, all approached from within an interdisciplinary framework. International specialists, coming from such relevant fields as archaeology, mythology, history of religion, folklore, history, law, art, literature, philology, language, and mediality, offer assessments on the relevance of Memory Studies to their disciplines and show it at work in case studies. Finally, this handbook demonstrates the various levels of culture where memory had a critical impact in the pre-modern North and how deeply embedded the role of memory is in the material itself.


The Saga of the Volsungs

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The Saga of the Volsungs

Author: ,

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624666353

Genre: Fiction

Page: 182

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Book Summary: From the translator of the bestselling Poetic Edda (Hackett, 2015) comes a gripping new rendering of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature. Together the two sagas recount the story of seven generations of a single legendary heroic family and comprise our best source of traditional lore about its members—including, among others, the dragon-slayer Sigurd, Brynhild the Valkyrie, and the Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok.


Song of the Vikings

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Song of the Vikings

Author: Nancy Marie Brown

Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN: 1137073713

Genre: History

Page: 256

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Book Summary: Much like Greek and Roman mythology, Norse myths are still with us. Famous storytellers from JRR Tolkien to Neil Gaiman have drawn their inspiration from the long-haired, mead-drinking, marauding and pillaging Vikings. Their creator is a thirteenth-century Icelandic chieftain by the name of Snorri Sturluson. Like Homer, Snorri was a bard, writing down and embellishing the folklore and pagan legends of medieval Scandinavia. Unlike Homer, Snorri was a man of the world—a wily political power player, one of the richest men in Iceland who came close to ruling it, and even closer to betraying it... In Song of the Vikings, award-winning author Nancy Marie Brown brings Snorri Sturluson's story to life in a richly textured narrative that draws on newly available sources.


Stone Tree

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Stone Tree

Author: Gyrdir Eliasson

Publisher: Comma Press

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 122

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Book Summary: ** WINNER OF THE 2011 NORDIC COUNCIL LITERATURE PRIZE** Gyrðir Elíasson’s stories take us out of ourselves. Situated on the lonely western shores of Iceland, or out in the vast mountain ranges or barren lava fields of this spectacular country, each one is a study in self-exile. We follow a Boston ornithologist, speeding through the landscape in a fourby-four, chasing Arctic Terns; a schoolboy relocating to the northernmost town of Siglufjördur to compete in a chess tournament; a husband packing his wife off to visit her aunt in Sweden. In almost every story we find people taking leave of their normal lives in order to take their dreams more seriously. But even in the most desolate surroundings Elíasson’s characters find strange company; ghostly presences in the early hours, enviable neighbours, fellow writers turning up at the same retreat, with the same ambitions. Like the wide canopy of stars under which they’re told, these stories plot a constellation of single, glittering images: a child defacing a new piano with a chisel in the middle of the night; a freezer packed with carefully wrapped dead birds, candles floating in a pond at night… Elíasson’s images are always unresolved, but are also somehow complete; like the dreams he shares with us, that lead us, through their own solitude, into other people’s. As Elíasson writes, ‘all dreams are joined at the edges, like the squares in a patchwork quilt.’


A Viking Way of Life

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A Viking Way of Life

Author: Steven P. Ashby

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445620588

Genre: History

Page: 192

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Book Summary: An engaging look at life in the Viking Age.


Valkyrie

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Valkyrie

Author: Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350137103

Genre: History

Page: 280

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Book Summary: Valkyries: the female supernatural beings that choose who dies and who lives on the battlefield. They protect some, but guide spears, arrows and sword blades into the bodies of others. Viking myths about valkyries attempt to elevate the banality of war – to make the pain and suffering, the lost limbs and deformities, the piles of lifeless bodies of young men, glorious and worthwhile. Rather than their death being futile, it is their destiny and good fortune, determined by divine beings. The women in these stories take full part in the power struggles and upheavals in their communities, for better or worse. Drawing on the latest historical and archaeological evidence, Valkyrie introduces readers to the dramatic and fascinating texts recorded in medieval Iceland, a culture able to imagine women in all kinds of roles carrying power, not just in this world, but pulling the strings in the other-world, too. In the process, this fascinating book uncovers the reality behind the myths and legends to reveal the dynamic, diverse lives of Viking women.


The Saga of the Jómsvikings

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The Saga of the Jómsvikings

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Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110627167

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

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Book Summary: Unique among the Icelandic sagas, part-history, part-fiction, the Saga of the Jomsvikings tells of a legendary band of vikings, originally Danish, who established an island fortress of the Baltic coast, launched and ultimately lost their heroic attack on the pagan ruler of Norway in the late tenth century. The saga’s account of their stringent warrior code, fatalistic adherence to their own reckless vows and declarations of extreme courage as they face execution articulates a remarkable account of what it meant to be a viking. This translation presents the longest and earliest text of the saga, never before published in English, with a full literary and historical introduction to this remarkable work.


Teutonic Mythology: The Gods and Goddesses of the Northland (Vol. 1-3)

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Teutonic Mythology: The Gods and Goddesses of the Northland (Vol. 1-3)

Author: Viktor Rydberg

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 716

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Book Summary: Teutonic Mythology: Gods and Goddesses of the Northland in 3 volumes is a historical work by Swedish author Viktor Rydberg which deals with Germanic tradition and Norse mythology. One of Rydberg's mythological theories developed in this book is that of a vast World Mill which rotates the heavens, which he believed was an integral part of Old Norse mythic cosmology.


From Asgard to Valhalla

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From Asgard to Valhalla

Author: Heather O'Donoghue

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857730436

Genre: Religion

Page: 232

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Book Summary: Whether they focus on Thor's powerful hammer, the wailing Valkyrie, the palatial home of the gods - Asgard - or ravenous wolves and fierce elemental giants, the Norse myths are packed with rowdy incident. But at the centre of their cosmos stands a gnarled old ash tree, Yggdrasil, from which all distances and times are measured. When the old tree creaks, Ragnarok - the end of the world and of the gods themselves - is at hand. It is from this tree that Odin, father of the gods, hanged himself in search of the wisdom of the dead: a disturbing image of divine sacrifice far removed from the feasting and fighting of his otherworld home, Valhalla. And an image so problematic for thirteenth century Christians that they left it out when they wrote the myths down. From Asgard to Valhalla is the first book to show how and why the Norse myths have so powerfully resonated from era to era: from Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of Beowulf; and from Wagner's Ring to Marvel Comics' Mighty Thor. Heather O'Donoghue, who is an expert on Old Norse culture, shows in what ways the Norse myths have impacted on the western mind, across the fields of literature, art, music and politics. She considers the wider contexts of Norse mythology, including its origins, medieval expression and reception in post-medieval societies right up to the present. From Asgard to Valhalla is a book that will intrigue and delight anyone who is keen to understand how the Norse myths have so profoundly shaped, and continue to shape, the western cultural heritage.


The Story of Norway

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The Story of Norway

Author: Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Genre: History

Page: 5044

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Book Summary: "The Story of Norway" by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


English Traits

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English Traits

Author: Ralph Emerson

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040756445

Genre: Fiction

Page: 261

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Book Summary: "English Traits" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Britain Before Brexit

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Britain Before Brexit

Author: Bernard Porter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350204765

Genre: History

Page: 280

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Book Summary: “Why do the Brexiteers want to leave?” “Why do the Remainers want to stay?” “What exactly would a post-Brexit Europe look like?” These questions have dominated the post- Brexit socio-political landscape. In this timely and engaging book Bernard Porter responds to these questions. Each chapter presents different historical episodes contributing to an overall understanding of what Porter calls Britain's “most important move in her national life since she risked her whole being to go to war with Germany in 1939.” The book comprises a collection of well-researched and considered chapters ranging from Britain's 'asylum' policy for European refugees in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to 'terrorism' in mainland Britain, and governments responses to it. Porter draws from a range of sources and personal experiences to investigate the cultural and social history that led us (or which specifically didn't lead us) to the decision to leave the European Union. The result is an engaging and personal analysis of Britain's distinctive 'identity', and on its former relations with Europe


The Greatest Works of Winston Churchill

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The Greatest Works of Winston Churchill

Author: Winston Churchill

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027242118

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 5785

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Book Summary: Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited Winston Churchill collection: Introduction: Winston Spencer Churchill by Richard Harding Davis The Influenza Novel: Savrola Biographies: Lord Randolph Churchill Marlborough: His Life and Times Historical Works: The Story of the Malakand Field Force The River War London to Ladysmith via Pretoria Ian Hamilton's March My African Journey The World Crisis 1911–1914 The Second World War The Gathering Storm Their Finest Hour A History of the English-Speaking Peoples The Birth of Britain The New World Essays & Articles: Painting as a Pastime Zionism versus Bolshevism Fifty Years Hence East London General Bullar's Headquarters Mr. Winston Churchill's Capture Speeches: Liberalism and the Social Problem The Conduct of the War by Sea Speech in the London Opera House Speech in the Tournament Hall, Liverpool First Radio Address as Prime Minister Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat Be Ye Men of Valour We Shall Fight on the Beaches Their Finest Hour The Few – Never was so Much Owed by so Many to so Few Broadcast on the Soviet-German War Never Give In, Never, Never, Never Winston Churchill's address to the United States Congress The Price of Greatness is Responsibility Announcement of the Surrender of Germany Sinews of Peace – The Iron Curtain Speech Letters of Winston Churchill My Early Life – A Roving Commission (An Autobiography)


The Danish History

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The Danish History

Author: Grammaticus Saxo

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5041238014

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

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On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

Author: Thomas Carlyle

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616402490

Genre: History

Page: 424

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Book Summary: Scottish writer THOMAS CARLYLE (1795-1881) is perhaps best remembered today for dubbing economics "the dismal science," but in his day he was widely known-and often controversial-for his criticism of the "progress" of the Industrial Revolution, for his satires in the vein of Jonathan Swift, and for his championing of German Romantic poetry to English readers.This 1841 volume collects six of Carlyle's lectures on heroes, which offered a damning critique of the rising faceless corporatism and the denigration of the individual that the Industrial Revolution was promoting. Honoring the power of great men to change history, Carlyle discusses: The hero as divinity: Odin, Paganism, and Scandinavian mythology The hero as prophet: Mahomet and Islam The hero as poet: Dante and Shakespeare The hero as priest: Luther, Reformation by Knox, and Puritanism The hero as man of letters: Johnson, Rousseau, and Burns The hero as king: Cromwell, Napoleon, and modern revolutionism


Snorri Sturluson

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Snorri Sturluson

Author: Hans Fix

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110803984

Genre: History

Page: 302

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