Stories and Ballads of the Far Past: Translated from the Norse (Icelandic and Faroese) with Introductions and Notes (Paperback)N. Kershaw (author)
Paperback 266 Pages / Published: 18/11/2011
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Originally published in 1921, this book contains English translations of stories taken from the Fornaldar Soegur Northrlanda, or 'Stories of Ancient Times relating to the countries of the North', a collection of Old Norse Sagas edited by Rafn in 1829-30 and re-edited by Valdimar Asmundarson in 1886-91. The stories contained in this collection deal almost exclusively with times anterior to Harold the Fairhaired (c. 860-930), and the colonisation of Iceland. Written texts for the stories as a rule come from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, though the actual manuscripts themselves are generally later. This English edition contains a generous introduction and explanatory notes, making it accessible to the general reader. It will be of value to anyone with an interest in Old Norse literature.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 15 mm
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