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Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas By Edited by Gwyn Jones

Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas
by Edited by Gwyn Jones

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Remote and inhospitable, Iceland made a perfect breeding-ground for heroes. The Icelandic sagas relate the adventurous lives of colonists between 930 and 1030, which began as oral tales but were skilfully documented in the 13th and 14th centuries, and are now regarded as written literature.
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Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas Summary


Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas by Edited by Gwyn Jones

The remote and inhospitable landscape of Iceland made it a perfect breeding-ground for heroes. The first Norsemen to colonize it in 860 found that the fight for survival demanded high courage and tough self reliance; it also nurtured a stern sense of duty and an uncompromising view of destiny. The Icelandic sagas relate the adventurous lives of individuals and families between 930 and 1030, which began as oral tales but were skilfully documented in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and are now regarded as written literature.

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Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas Reviews


"With its account of the Norse discovery of North America and its fine translation of Hrolfs Saga (indispensable for any serious study of the mythic Beowulf), this text remains the single best saga intro. in print."--Stephen Glosecki, University of Alabama
"I require my Beowulf students to read Hrolf Kraki's Saga, and GJ's translation in this book is both excellent . . . and readily available."--Marijane Osborn, University of California, Davis
"Still the best single-volume collection of Viking tales in English."--James Massengale, University of California, Los Angeles
"[Jones's] English has a yeasty Welshness in it that corresponds quite nicely to the idiomatic springiness of the original."--L. Michael Bell, University of Colorado


"With its account of the Norse discovery of North America and its fine translation of Hrolfs Saga (indispensable for any serious study of the mythic Beowulf), this text remains the single best saga intro. in print."--Stephen Glosecki, University of Alabama
"I require my Beowulf students to read Hrolf Kraki's Saga, and GJ's translation in this book is both excellent . . . and readily available."--Marijane Osborn, University of California, Davis
"Still the best single-volume collection of Viking tales in English."--James Massengale, University of California, Los Angeles
"[Jones's] English has a yeasty Welshness in it that corresponds quite nicely to the idiomatic springiness of the original."--L. Michael Bell, University of Colorado

"With its account of the Norse discovery of North America and its fine translation of Hrolfs Saga (indispensable for any serious study of the mythic Beowulf), this text remains the single best saga intro. in print."--Stephen Glosecki, University of Alabama
"I require my Beowulf students to read Hrolf Kraki's Saga, and GJ's translation in this book is both excellent . . . and readily available."--Marijane Osborn, University of California, Davis
"Still the best single-volume collection of Viking tales in English."--James Massengale, University of California, Los Angeles
"[Jones's] English has a yeasty Welshness in it that corresponds quite nicely to the idiomatic springiness of the original."--L. Michael Bell, University of Colorado


"With its account of the Norse discovery of North America and its fine translation of Hrolfs Saga (indispensable for any serious study of the mythic Beowulf), this text remains the single best saga intro. in print."--Stephen Glosecki, University of Alabama


"I require my Beowulf students to read Hrolf Kraki's Saga, and GJ's translation in this book is both excellent . . . and readily available."--Marijane Osborn, University of California, Davis


"Still the best single-volume collection of Viking tales in English."--James Massengale, University of California, Los Angeles


"[Jones's] English has a yeasty Welshness in it that corresponds quite nicely to the idiomatic springiness of the original."--L. Michael Bell, University of Colorado


Table of Contents


Hen-Thorir; The Vapnfjord Men; Thorstein Staff-Struck; Hrafnkel the Priest of Frey; Eirik the Red; Thidrandi Whom the Goddesses Slew; Authun and the Bear; Gunnlaug Wormtongue; King Hrolf and his Champions

Additional information

GOR001422026
Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas by Edited by Gwyn Jones
Edited by Gwyn Jones
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1999-06-03
336
0192835300
9780192835307
N/A
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