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Faroe Islander Saga

Author : Robert K. Painter
ISBN : 9781476623269
Genre : History
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This new English translation of the Faroe-Islander Saga (Faereyinga saga)—a great medieval Icelandic saga—tells the story of the first settlers on these wind-swept islands at the edge of the Scandinavian world. Written by an anonymous 13th-century Icelander, the saga centers on the enduring animosity between Sigmundur Brestirsson and Thrandur of Göta, rival chieftains whose bitter disagreements on the introduction of Christianity to the Faroe Islands set the stage for much violence and a feud which then unfolds over generations of their descendants. Making the saga accessible to a wider English readership, the translation is accompanied by a brief introduction, explanatory notes, genealogical and chronological tables, detailed maps and an excerpt from Jomsvikings’ Saga which informs missing passages from the Faroe-Islander Saga manuscripts.

Handbook Of Pre Modern Nordic Memory Studies

Author : Jürg Glauser
ISBN : 9783110431360
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

Early Germanic Literature And Culture

Author : Brian Murdoch
ISBN : 157113199X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A collection of fresh essays examining the wide scope and significance of early Germanic culture and literature.

Jegp Journal Of English And Germanic Philology

Author : Gustaf E. Karsten
ISBN : UOM:39015067407547
Genre : Philology
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The Faroe Islanders Saga

Author : George Johnston
ISBN : 0887501362
Genre : Faroe Islands
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Icelandic Culture

Author : Sigurður Nordal
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035218887
Genre : Iceland
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ISBN : UOM:39015084435844
Genre : English literature
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Translating The Sagas

Author : John Kennedy
ISBN : 2503507727
Genre : History
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Few speakers of English have ever been able to read the Icelandic sagas in the original language, and published saga translations have played a major role in shaping attitudes towards Viking Age Scandinavia and the great literary achievements of medieval Iceland in the English-speaking world. This book is the first publication to provide an extended examination of the history and development of Icelandic saga translations into English from their beginnings in the eighteenth century to today. It explores reasons for undertaking saga translation, and the challenges confronting translators. Chapters are devoted to the pioneering saga translations, the later Victorian and Edwardian eras, the often-neglected period of the two World Wars and their aftermath, and the upsurge of saga translation in the second half of the twentieth century. The contributions of individual translators and teams are reviewed, from James Johnstone in the 1780s through major Victorians such as Samuel Laing, George Webbe Dasent, and William Morris, distinguished twentieth century figures such as Lee M. Hollander, Gwyn Jones, Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Palsson, and George Johnston, and the great co-operative project which produced The Complete Sagas of Icelanders at the century's end. The book concludes with saga translation facing interesting new possibilities and challenges, not least those generated by information technology.

Queen S Quarterly

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Genre : Humanities
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Old Norse Myths Literature And Society

Author : Geraldine Barnes
ISBN : WISC:89090939661
Genre : Civilization, Medieval, in literature
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