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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
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
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
The Final Battle of Gisli Sursson: A Picture Book / Lokabardagi Gísla Súrssonar: Myndasaga By William R. Short
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Gísla saga tells the Viking-age story of Gisli Sursson, a valiant man whose luck sometimes deserted him, and so ultimately, he was declared an outlaw. In his final battle, Gisli faced Eyjolf... More > and fourteen armed men. He fought them to his death, killing many of them and wounding all of them before he was overcome. This book tells the story of that battle in brilliant photographs, with text from the saga in both English translation and in the original Icelandic. The photos were taken where the battle took occurred, standing in the footsteps of the people who fought and died there over 1000 years ago.< Less
The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok By Ben Waggoner
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Although based on historical persons from the 9th century, Ragnar Lodbrok and his sons are the subjects of compelling legends dating from the Viking era. Warriors, raiders, and rulers, Ragnar and his... More > sons inspired unknown writers to set down their stories over seven centuries ago. This volume presents new and original translations of the three major Old Norse texts that tell Ragnar's story: the Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok, the Tale of Ragnar's Sons, and the Sögubrot. Ragnar's death song, the Krákumál, and a Latin fragment called the List of Swedish Kings, complete the story. Extensive notes and commentary are provided, helping the reader to enter the world of these timeless stories of Viking adventure.< Less
The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok By Ben Waggoner
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Although based on historical persons from the 9th century, Ragnar Lodbrok and his sons are the subjects of compelling legends dating from the Viking era. Warriors, raiders, and rulers, Ragnar and his... More > sons inspired unknown writers to set down their stories over seven centuries ago. This volume presents new and original translations of the three major Old Norse texts that tell Ragnar's story: the Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok, the Tale of Ragnar's Sons, and the Sögubrot. Ragnar's death song, the Krákumál, and a Latin fragment called the List of Swedish Kings, complete the story. Extensive notes and commentary are provided, helping the reader to enter the world of these timeless stories of Viking adventure.< Less
Beowulf By J. Lesslie Hall
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J. Lesslie Hall's translation of Beowulf, available on Project Gutenberg in the public domain. This edition was created by Franco Alvarado in the Emerson College Master of Arts in Publishing and... More > Writing program. Beowulf is set in Scandinavia, commonly cited as one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature. It survives in a single manuscript known as the Nowell Codex. Its composition by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet is dated between the 8th and the early 11th century. In 1731, the manuscript was badly damaged by a fire that swept through a building housing a collection of Medieval manuscripts assem- bled by Sir Robert Bruce Cotton. The poem fell into obscurity for decades, and its existence did not become widely known again until it was printed in 1815 in an edition prepared by the Icelandic scholar Grímur Jónsson Thorkelin.< Less

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