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The Road to Hel
A Study of the Conception of the Dead in Old Norse Literature

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  • Date Published: March 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107632349

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  • Originally published in 1943, this book was written using a variety of evidence from archaeology and literature concerning Norse funeral customs to reconstruct their conception of future life, the soul of man, the cult of the dead, and the journey to the land of the dead. The text is notable as one of the first comprehensive treatments of these areas, showing how knowledge could be forwarded by correlation of the evidence from various academic fields. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Norse history, archaeology and literature.

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    • Date Published: March 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107632349
    • length: 218 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Abbreviations
    Introduction
    1. Funeral customs: the evidence from archaeology
    2. Funeral customs: the evidence of literature
    3. The conception of the future life
    4. The cult of the dead
    5. The conception of the soul
    6. Necromancy
    7. The journey to the land of the dead
    Conclusion
    Index.

  • Author

    Hilda Roderick Ellis

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