A special system of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world’s greatest literary treasures–as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set all-around the flip of the previous millennium, these tales depict with an astonishingly present day realism the…

The Sagas Of The Icelanders

ISBN 10 : 9780141000039
ISBN 13 : 0141000031

Presents a collection of Viking "sagas" to commemorate the adventures of the people who first settled Iceland, and then explored Greenland and North America...

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Comic Sagas And Tales From Iceland

ISBN 10 : 9780141975528
ISBN 13 : 0141975520

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 fam..

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Hrafnkel S Saga And Other Icelandic Stories

ISBN 10 : 9780141961422
ISBN 13 : 0141961422

Written around the thirteenth century AD by Icelandic monks, the seven tales collected here offer a combination of pagan elements tightly woven into the pattern of Christian ethics..

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The Saga Of Grettir The Strong

ISBN 10 : 9780141937922
ISBN 13 : 0141937920

Composed at the end of the fourteenth century by an unknown author, The Saga of Grettir the Strong is one of the last great Icelandic sagas. It relates the tale of Grettir, an elev..

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The Cambridge Introduction To The Old Norse Icelandic Saga

ISBN 10 : 9781139492645
ISBN 13 : 1139492640

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 ..

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ISBN 10 : 0375752676
ISBN 13 : 9780375752674

Photographs exploring the grandeur of Iceland's remarkable geography accompany tales of real-life heroes and supernatural beings..

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Icelanders In The Viking Age

ISBN 10 : 0786456078
ISBN 13 : 9780786456079

"This text introduces the modern reader to the daily lives and material culture of the Vikings. Topics covered include Icelandic religion, social customs, the settlement of dispute..

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Orkneyinga Saga

ISBN 10 : 0140443835
ISBN 13 : 9780140443837

A Norse saga recounts the conquest of the northern Scottish isles by the Viking kings of Norway during the ninth century..

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The Sagas Of Ragnar Lodbrok

ISBN 10 : 9780578021386
ISBN 13 : 0578021382

Although based on historical persons from the 9th century, Ragnar Lodbrok and his sons are the subjects of compelling legends dating from the Viking era. Warriors, raiders, and rul..

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Njal S Saga

ISBN 10 : 1853267856
ISBN 13 : 9781853267857

Proclaimed as one of the finest Icelandic sagas, this text was written in about 1280 and refers to events a couple of centuries earlier. It is full of the details of everyday life,..

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