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Sagas of Imagination: A Medieval Icelandic Reader By Ben Waggoner
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The Norse men and women who sailed to Iceland brought stories with them—stories of their lives and their ancestors, passed down for centuries, going back in time to great Vikings, legendary... More > heroes, and even the ancient gods and goddesses. A new wave of stories entered with Christianity—stories of exotic lands and beasts, of saints and holy men facing demons and monsters. A third wave of stories came to Iceland via Norway, whose king had commissioned translations of tales of chivalry—of the courtly love of gallant knights and beautiful ladies. And all of these blended together in Iceland, creating swashbuckling sagas unlike any other medieval literature. This book presents eleven sagas and six shorter texts tracing the growth of these sagas of adventure, from Norse legends of King Half and Asmund Champion’s Bane, to the life of the Apostle Bartholomew, to tales of Parceval and King Arthur, to the sagas of heroes like Vilmund the Outsider and Yngvar the Far-Traveler and Samson the Fair.< Less
Bulfinch’s Mythology, All Volumes: "Age of Fable," "The Age of Chivalry," "The Boy Inventor," "Legends of Charlemagne, or Romance of the Middle Ages," "Poetry of the Age of Fable" "Oregon and Eldorado, or Romance of the Rivers," (Hardcover) By Thomas Bulfinch
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Thomas Bulfinch's compendium of Greek, Norse and Anglo-Saxon myths and legends offers superb insight into the origins, themes and contexts of ancient stories. This edition unites all volumes into a... More > single, overarching text perfect for referencing, and inclusive of a lengthy, comprehensive glossary. Bulfinch's Mythology is a crucial text for enthusiasts of ancient myths and lore, as well as students and teachers of classics or ancient literature. It offers a well-researched, literate and comprehensive narration upon legends both renowned and obscure, with insight into the cultures and societies which birthed these stories plentiful. A large portion of this work concerns the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. All the famous characters of Arthurian lore are present; Lancelot, Merlin, Queen Guinevere (Guenever), Tristham and Isolde, Percival and others make their due appearance.< Less
Bulfinch’s Mythology, All Volumes: "Age of Fable," "The Age of Chivalry," "The Boy Inventor," "Legends of Charlemagne, or Romance of the Middle Ages," "Poetry of the Age of Fable" "Oregon and Eldorado, or Romance of the Rivers," By Thomas Bulfinch
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Thomas Bulfinch's compendium of Greek, Norse and Anglo-Saxon myths and legends offers superb insight into the origins, themes and contexts of ancient stories. This edition unites all volumes into a... More > single, overarching text perfect for referencing, and inclusive of a lengthy, comprehensive glossary. Bulfinch's Mythology is a crucial text for enthusiasts of ancient myths and lore, as well as students and teachers of classics or ancient literature. It offers a well-researched, literate and comprehensive narration upon legends both renowned and obscure, with insight into the cultures and societies which birthed these stories plentiful. A large portion of this work concerns the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. All the famous characters of Arthurian lore are present; Lancelot, Merlin, Queen Guinevere (Guenever), Tristham and Isolde, Percival and others make their due appearance.< Less
Come Back to Småland in Sweden By Dianne Carlson Cook
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Letters, documents, photographs, and histories from Sweden illuminate the historical scrapbook reaching back to Viking times – to rune stones, Odin, and the Old Norse gods. The history... More > continues through Catholic times and Reformation. Chapters touch on Linnaeus, the flower king, Queen Christina, Joe Hill, Greta Garbo, royalty, peasantry, the highborn and low, wars, loss of glory at Poltava, crop failures, and the mass emigration in the 1800s. Lines from folktales, literature, and songs evoke feelings and color details from old genealogical documents interlaced with recipes, cures, prayers, fragments of conversations, newspaper reports, and other resources pouring from Småland, California, Wyoming, and Nebraska, documented with references, illustrated with archival photographs from Sandsjö Hembygdsförening Archive http://sandsjohembygdsforening.se.< Less
Come Back to Småland in Sweden By Dianne Carlson Cook
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Letters, documents, photographs, and histories from Sweden illuminate the historical scrapbook reaching back to Viking times – to rune stones, Odin, and the Old Norse gods. The history... More > continues through Catholic times and Reformation. Chapters touch on Linnaeus, the flower king, Queen Christina, Joe Hill, Greta Garbo, royalty, peasantry, the highborn and low, wars, loss of glory at Poltava, crop failures, and the mass emigration in the 1800s. Lines from folktales, literature, and songs evoke feelings and color details from old genealogical documents interlaced with recipes, cures, prayers, fragments of conversations, newspaper reports, and other resources pouring from Småland, California, Wyoming, and Nebraska, documented with references, illustrated with archival photographs from Sandsjö Hembygdsförening Archive http://sandsjohembygdsforening.se.< Less

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