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The Saga Of The Volsungs

The Saga Of The Volsungs Author by :
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2012-04
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
ISBN : 9780520272996
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Total Download : 958

"This is a book of the highest importance. No one should attempt to teach about Viking society or claim to understand it without being familiar with this chilling and enduring myth."--Eleanor Searle, author of Predatory Kinship & the Creation of Norman Power "Byock's translation is excellent, but his thorough introduction is of equal scholarly importance. . . . His section on Richard Wagner's use of the Volsung material in writing his Ring will expand the topic toward modern Wagnerians."--Michael Bell, University of Colorado "The Saga of the Volsungs is one of the most important texts of Old I
Category: Social Science

The Saga Of The Volsungs

The Saga Of The Volsungs Author by : Jesse L Byock
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2004-05-27
Publisher by : Penguin UK
ISBN : 9780141921556
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Total Download : 352

Based on Viking Age poems, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend and sheer human drama. At its heart are the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer who acquires magical knowledge from one of Odin's Valkyries. Yet it is also set in a very human world, incorporating strands from the oral narratives of the fourth and fifth centuries, when Attila the Hun and other warriors fought on the northern frontiers of the Roman Empire. One of the great books of world literature, the saga is an unforgettable tale of princely jealousy, unrequited love, greed and vengeance. With its cursed trea
Category: Fiction

The Saga Of King Hrolf Kraki

The Saga Of King Hrolf Kraki Author by : Jesse L Byock
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2005-06-30
Publisher by : Penguin UK
ISBN : 9780141914091
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Total Download : 494

Composed in medieval Iceland, Hrolf's Saga is one of the greatest of all mythic-legendary sagas, relating half-fantastical events that were said to have occurred in fifth-century Denmark. It tells of the exploits of King Hrolf and of his famous champions, including Bodvar Bjarki, the 'bear-warrior': a powerful figure whose might and bear-like nature are inspired by the same legendary heritage as Beowulf. Depicting a world of wizards, sorceresses and 'berserker' fighters - originally members of a cult of Odin - this is a compelling tale of ancient magic. A work of timeless power and beauty, it
Category: Fiction
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