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An Early Norse Reader

An Early Norse Reader

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  • Date Published: June 2011
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107601369

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  • First published in 1928, this book was intended to serve as an introduction to the study of early Norse literature in the original language. The texts were chosen to present as varied a picture as possible of the life, activities and interests of the Scandinavian peoples during the Viking Age, the period of their maritime expansion; but since the book was intended for English-speaking students some prominence was given to works which have a bearing upon Anglo-Saxon literature, the history of the British Isles and the discovery of America.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107601369
    • length: 162 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.23kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. The alphabet and sounds
    3. Grammar
    Part I. Texts
    Section 1. Prose:
    1. Alfred the Great
    2. Hálfdan the Black
    3. King Svegðir
    4. The æsir and the Vanir
    5. The seath of Odin
    6. Freyr
    7. King Haki's funeral
    8. King Aðils
    9i. Böðvarr Bjarki and the troll
    9ii. Skeggi
    10. Starkaðr
    11. Þórólfr Mostrarskegg sails to Iceland
    12. Queen Auðr
    13. The death of Auðr
    14. Harold the fairhaired
    15. Helgi the lean
    16. Egill Skallagrímsson at York
    17. The death of Eric Bloodaxe
    18. The making of the Sonatorrek
    19. Þórólfr Selggja and his cats
    20. Hrafnekell and Freyr
    21. Harold Greycloak
    22. 'Þiðrandi whom the Goddesses slew'
    23. The Norns
    24. The death of Hallfreðr the satirist
    25. The Norse discovery of America
    26. The little völva
    27. Trading in America
    28. Hall of the Side and S. Michael
    29. Early church building
    30. Gunnarr's wedding
    31. The poet's reward
    32. Þóroddr 'scat-catcher'
    33. Events before the Battle of Clontarf
    34. The Battle of Clontarf
    35. The raven banner
    36i. Snorri Sturluson's authorities
    36ii. Harald Hardrada and the Icelander
    37. Harald Hardrada in Cleveland
    38. An emigrant to Iceland
    39. Tryggðamál
    40. Valtari and Hildigundr
    Section 2. Poetry:
    41. Þrymskviða
    42. A stanza of Egill Skallagrímsson
    43. A riddle
    Notes
    Glossary.

  • Editor

    G. N. Garmonsway

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