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The Sagas of the Icelanders

The Sagas of the Icelanders
A Book

by Jane Smiley

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2005-02-24
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 0141933267
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Iceland, the age of the Vikings is also known as the Saga Age. A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world’s great literary treasures – as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set around the turn of the last millennium, these stories depict with an astonishingly modern realism the lives and deeds of the Norse men and women who first settled in Iceland and of their descendants, who ventured farther west to Greenland and, ultimately, North America. Sailing as far from the archetypal heroic adventure as the long ships did from home, the Sagas are written with psychological intensity, peopled by characters with depth, and explore perennial human issues like love, hate, fate and freedom.

The Sagas of the Icelanders

The Sagas of the Icelanders
A Book

by Jane Smilely

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 782
  • ISBN : 0141000031
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a collection of Viking "sagas" to commemorate the adventures of the people who first settled Iceland, and then explored Greenland and North America.

An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders

An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders
A Book

by Carl Phelpstead

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-08-06
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780813066516
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Combining an accessible approach with innovative scholarship, An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders provides up-to-date perspectives on a unique medieval literary genre that has fascinated the English-speaking world for more than two centuries. Carl Phelpstead draws on historical context, contemporary theory, and close reading to deepen our understanding of Icelandic saga narratives about the island's early history. Phelpstead explores the origins and cultural setting of the genre, demonstrating the rich variety of oral and written source traditions that writers drew on to produce the sagas. He provides fresh, theoretically informed discussions of major themes such as national identity, gender and sexuality, and nature and the supernatural, relating the Old Norse-Icelandic texts to questions addressed by postcolonial studies, feminist and queer theory, and ecocriticism. He then presents readings of select individual sagas, pointing out how the genre's various source traditions and thematic concerns interact. Including an overview of the history of English translations that shows how they have been stimulated and shaped by ideas about identity, and featuring a glossary of critical terms, this book is an essential resource for students of the literary form. A volume in the series New Perspectives on Medieval Literature: Authors and Traditions, edited by R. Barton Palmer and Tison Pugh

The Complete Sagas of Icelanders, Including 49 Tales

The Complete Sagas of Icelanders, Including 49 Tales
A Book

by Viðar Hreinsson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN : 9789979929345
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The set contains "the first complete, coordinated English translation of The sagas of Icelanders, forty in all, together with forty-nine of the shorter Tales of Icelanders."--Preface.

Icelanders in the Viking Age

Icelanders in the Viking Age
The People of the Sagas

by William R. Short

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2010-03-02
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 9780786456079
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. Yet these tales are little read today, even by lovers of literature. The culture and history of the people depicted in the Sagas are often unfamiliar to the modern reader, though the audience for whom the tales were intended would have had an intimate understanding of the material. This text introduces the modern reader to the daily lives and material culture of the Vikings. Topics covered include religion, housing, social customs, the settlement of disputes, and the early history of Iceland. Issues of dispute among scholars, such as the nature of settlement and the division of land, are addressed in the text.

The Sagas of Icelanders

The Sagas of Icelanders
A Selection

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008-10-04
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781439558751
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a collection of Viking "sagas" to commemorate the adventures of the people who first settled Iceland, and then explored Greenland and North America.

The Cambridge Introduction to the Old Norse-Icelandic Saga

The Cambridge Introduction to the Old Norse-Icelandic Saga
A Book

by Margaret Clunies Ross

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2010-10-28
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1139492640
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The medieval Norse-Icelandic saga is one of the most important European vernacular literary genres of the Middle Ages. This Introduction to the saga genre outlines its origins and development, its literary character, its material existence in manuscripts and printed editions, and its changing reception from the Middle Ages to the present time. Its multiple sub-genres - including family sagas, mythical-heroic sagas and sagas of knights - are described and discussed in detail, and the world of medieval Icelanders is powerfully evoked. The first general study of the Old Norse-Icelandic saga to be written in English for some decades, the Introduction is based on up-to-date scholarship and engages with current debates in the field. With suggestions for further reading, detailed information about the Icelandic literary canon, and a map of medieval Iceland, this book is aimed at students of medieval literature and assumes no prior knowledge of Scandinavian languages.

Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders

Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders
A Book

by Gareth Lloyd Evans

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2019-01-10
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0192566857
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume is the first book-length study of masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders. Spanning the entire corpus of the Sagas of Icelanders—and taking into account a number of little-studied sagas as well as the more well-known works—it comprehensively interrogates the construction, operation, and problematization of masculinities in this genre. Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders elucidates the dominant model of masculinity that operates in the sagas, demonstrates how masculinities and masculine characters function within these texts, and investigates the means by which the sagas, and saga characters, may subvert masculine dominance. Combining close literary analysis with insights drawn from sociological theories of hegemonic and subordinated masculinities, notions of homosociality and performative gender, and psychoanalytic frameworks, the book brings to men and masculinities in saga literature the same scrutiny traditionally brought to the study of women and femininities. Ultimately, the volume demonstrates that masculinity is not simply glorified in the sagas, but is represented as being both inherently fragile and a burden to all characters, masculine and non-masculine alike.

The Sagas of Icelanders

The Sagas of Icelanders
A Book

by Halldór Hermannsson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1935
  • Pages : 113
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland

Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2013-03-07
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0141975520
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Comic Sagas and Tales brings together the very finest Icelandic stories from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries, a time of civil unrest and social upheaval. With feuding families and moments of grotesque violence, the sagas see such classic mythological figures as murdered fathers, disguised beggars, corrupt chieftains and avenging sons do battle with axes, words and cunning. The tales, meanwhile, follow heroes and comical fools through dreams, voyages and religious conversions in medieval Iceland and beyond. Shaped by Iceland's oral culture and their conversion to Christianity, these stories are works of ironic humour and stylistic innovation.

Sagas of the Icelanders

Sagas of the Icelanders
A Book of Essays

by Tucker, David

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of essays on Icelandic sagas from the middle ages, which concern the earliest period of Icelandic history. Includes references.

Iceland

Iceland
Land of the Sagas

by David Roberts

  • Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Feud in the Icelandic Saga

Feud in the Icelandic Saga
A Book

by Jesse L. Byock

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1993-03-09
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9780520082595
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Byock sees the crucial element in the origin of the Icelandic sagas not as the introduction of writing or the impact of literary borrowings from the continent but the subject of the tales themselves - feud. This simple thesis is developed into a thorough examination of Icelandic society and feud, and of the narrative technique of recounting it.

The Vinland Sagas

The Vinland Sagas
The Icelandic Sagas about the First Documented Voyages Across the North Atlantic

by Gisli Sigurosson

  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The all -time bestselling of the sagas in Penguin Classics, The Vinland Sagas are published here in a vibrant new translation. Consisting of The Saga of the Greenlanders and Eirik the Red s Saga, they chronicle the adventures of Eirik the Red and his son, Leif Eirikson, who explored North America 500 years before Columbus. Famous for being the first-ever descriptions of North America, and written down in the early thirteenth century, they recount the Icelandic settlement of Greenland by Eirik the Red, the chance discovery by seafaring adventurers of a mysterious new land, and Eirik s son Leif the Lucky s perilous voyages to explore it.

The Greenlanders

The Greenlanders
A Book

by Jane Smiley

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2011-01-05
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 0307788040
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This enthralling epic tale, written in the tradition of the old Norse sagas, takes us to fourteenth-century Greenland—a farflung place of glittering fjords, blasting winds, sun-warmed meadows, and high, dark mountains. This is the story of one family: proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson; his daughter Margret, whose willful independence leads her into passionate adultery and exile; and his son Gunnar, whose quest for knowledge is at the compelling center of this unforgettable book. Jane Smiley immerses us in this world of farmers, priests, and lawspeakers, of hunts and feasts and long-standing feuds, and by an act of literary magic, makes a remote time, place, and people not only real but dear to us.

The Weather in the Icelandic Sagas

The Weather in the Icelandic Sagas
The Enemy Without

by Bernadine McCreesh

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2019-01-15
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN : 1527525597
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The descriptions of the weather in medieval Icelandic sagas have long been considered unimportant, mere adjuncts to the action. This is not true: the way the weather is depicted can give us an insight into the minds of medieval Icelanders. The first part of this book illustrates how the Christian world-view of authors of the twelfth to fourteenth centuries influenced their descriptions of meteorological conditions in earlier times. The second part is more literary in approach. It points out the formulaic nature of descriptions of storms, and shows how references to the weather help to structure the narrative in some sagas. It also demonstrates how medieval Icelandic attitudes to the weather affect the portrayal of the hero.

Bloodtaking and Peacemaking

Bloodtaking and Peacemaking
Feud, Law, and Society in Saga Iceland

by William Ian Miller

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2009-05-15
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN : 9780226526829
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dubbed by the New York Times as "one of the most sought-after legal academics in the county," William Ian Miller presents the arcane worlds of the Old Norse studies in a way sure to attract the interest of a wide range of readers. Bloodtaking and Peacemaking delves beneath the chaos and brutality of the Norse world to discover a complex interplay of ordering and disordering impulses. Miller's unique and engaging readings of ancient Iceland's sagas and extensive legal code reconstruct and illuminate the society that produced them. People in the saga world negotiated a maze of violent possibility, with strategies that frequently put life and limb in the balance. But there was a paradox in striking the balance—one could not get even without going one better. Miller shows how blood vengeance, law, and peacemaking were inextricably bound together in the feuding process. This book offers fascinating insights into the politics of a stateless society, its methods of social control, and the role that a uniquely sophisticated and self-conscious law played in the construction of Icelandic society. "Illuminating."—Rory McTurk, Times Literary Supplement "An impressive achievement in ethnohistory; it is an amalgam of historical research with legal and anthropological interpretation. What is more, and rarer, is that it is a pleasure to read due to the inclusion of narrative case material from the sagas themselves."—Dan Bauer, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas

Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas
A Book

by Gwyn Jones

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9780192835307
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Selected by Gwyn Jones - the eminent Celtic scholar - for their excellence and variety, these nine Icelandic sagas include "Hen-Thorir," "The Vapnfjord Men," "Thorstein Staff-Struck," "Hrafnkel the Priest of Prey," "Thidrandi whom the Goddesses Slew," "Authun and the Bear," "Gunnlaug Wormtongue," "King Hrolf and his Champions," and the title piece.

Saga

Saga
A Novel of Medieval Iceland

by Jeff Janoda

  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 2014-05-01
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN : 0897336747
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This retelling of the ancient Saga of the People of Eyri is a modern classic. Absolutely gripping and compulsively readable, Booklist said this book, "does what good historical fiction is supposed to do: put a face on history that is recognizable to all." And medieval expert Tom Shippey, writing for the Times Literary Supplement said, "Sagas look like novels superficially, in their size and layout and plain language, but making their narratives into novels is a trick which has proved beyond most who have tried it. Janoda's Saga provides a model of how to do it: pick out the hidden currents, imagine how they would seem to peripheral characters, and as with all historical novels, load the narrative with period detail drawn from the scholars. No better saga adaptation has been yet written."

Liar

Liar
The Sunday Times Top 5 Bestseller

by Lesley Pearse

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2020-06-25
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1405944609
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discover the enthralling new Sunday Times bestselling story of murder and lies, perfect for every Lesley Pearse fan THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER AND WINNER OF THE WOMAN & HOME BOOK CHOICE AWARD 2020 In a Shepherd's Bush bedsit, Amelia White dreams of being a reporter. The closest she's come is selling advertising in the local paper. Until the fateful day she stumbles on a truly shocking scoop. Round the corner from her home, she discovers the body of a murder victim, dumped among the rubbish. When the police and reporters descend, Amelia is horrified at the assumptions made and lies soon to be spread about this poor young woman. Determined to protect the victim from these smears and help her grieving family, she convinces her paper's editor to allow her to take up her pen and tell the true story. But when another body is found and the police investigation stalls, Amelia - uncovering new witnesses and suspects in her search for clues - discovers that she may be the only one with any chance of learning the truth and stopping more killings. If only she can work out who the liar is . . . ____________ 'A compelling page-turner' Daily Mail 'Gripping and suspenseful, a fast-paced murder mystery, love story and a young woman's journey of self discovery' Daily Express 'This latest book from master storyteller Lesley Pearse is gripping and full of twists. With an addictive and pacy plot, this will keep you guessing until the end' My Weekly 'A page turner full of suspense, compelling and heartwarming, Liar is a brilliant read. I couldn't put it down' Woman's Way Praise for Lesley Pearse 'Storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail 'Evocative, compelling, told from the heart' Sunday Express 'Intriguing, heart-tugging, beautifully written' Closer