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Powell, F. York (Frederick York) 1850-1904

Overview
Works: 136 works in 408 publications in 5 languages and 3,190 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Manuscripts  Biography  Juvenile works  Quotations  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Annotator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PK6513, 891.551
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Most widely held works by F. York Powell
Corpus poeticum boreale: the poetry of the Old Northern tongue, from the earliest times to the thirteenth century by Guðbrandur Vigfússon( Book )

31 editions published between 1883 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nine books of the Danish history of Saxo Grammaticus by Saxo( Book )

17 editions published between 1905 and 1907 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo Grammaticus & the life of Hamlet : a translation, history, and commentary by Saxo( Book )

18 editions published between 1894 and 1967 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo was probably a canon of Lund Cathedral, at that period a Danish cathedral, and lived at the end of the twelfth century. He was in the service of Archbishop Absalon, who encouraged him to write a history of his own country from the beginnings up to his own time, with a strong Christian bias. Starting with the myths and heroic tales of primitive Scandinavia, he devoted the first nine of his sixteen books to legendary material before dealing with the first kings of the Viking age and finished in 1285, after relating the earlier exploits of King Cnut Valdemarsson. The activities of the Danish kings were intimately bound up with the monarchies of Norway and Sweden; Cnut the Great, one of Saxo's heroes, whose empire stretched as far as Britain and Iceland, was ruler of both these countries. In the last books Saxo took particular concern to describe the campaigns of Valdemar the Great and his warrior archbishop, Absalon, against the Wends of North Germany. The work is a prosimetrum, that is, in six of the first nine books he inserts poems, which are intended to parallel specimens of old Danish heroic poetry in Latin metres. Saxo's Latin prose style is often complex, based as it is on models like Valerius Maximus and Martianus Capella, but he is a lively and compelling story-teller, often displaying a rather sly sense of humour, and an interest in the supernatural. He is the first author to give a full account of Hamlet, whose adventures he relates at some length, the elements of which in a great many respects correspond surprisingly closely with the characters and incidents of Shakespeare's play. Volume I of Saxo Grammaticus contains an introduction from the editor, and the first ten books of Saxo's work
Norse mythology; the Elder Edda in prose translation by Edda Kristjánsdóttir( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origines islandicae; a collection of the more important sagas and other native writings relating to the settlement and early history of Iceland by Guðbrandur Vigfússon( Book )

11 editions published between 1905 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick York Powell; a life and selection from his letters and occasional writings by Oliver Elton( Book )

5 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Icelandic prose reader, with notes, grammar, and glossary by Guðbrandur Vigfússon( Book )

13 editions published between 1879 and 1888 in English and Icelandic and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the history of the process by which the Aristotelian writings arrived at their present form by Richard Shute( Book )

6 editions published in 1888 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scandinavian Britain by W. G Collingwood( Book )

6 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of England by F. York Powell( Book )

23 editions published between 1894 and 1910 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire d'angleterre : des origines a nos jours by F. York Powell( Book )

10 editions published between 1924 and 1932 in French and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford characters. Twenty-four lithographs by William Rothenstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gísli Súrsson a drama ; ballads and poems of the Old Norse days, and some translations by Beatrice Helen Barmby( Book )

3 editions published in 1900 in English and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Sigfred-Arminivs, and other papers by Guðbrandur Vigfússon( Book )

8 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains an interesting collection of essays on the heroes of Teutonic song and legend
Some words on allegory in England by F. York Powell( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Omar Khayyam( Book )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of the philosophical poetry of the eleventh-century Persian mathematician whose live-for-the-day code of ethics fills verses
Early England up to the Norman conquest by F. York Powell( Book )

13 editions published between 1876 and 1993 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

XXIV quatrains from Omar by Omar Khayyam( Book )

3 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old stories from British history by F. York Powell( Book )

14 editions published between 1882 and 1903 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early England up to the Norman conquest by F. York Powell( Book )

4 editions published between 1876 and 1899 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Frederick York Powell britischer Historiker

Frederick York Powell British historian

Frederick York Powell Brits mediëvist (1850-1904)

Powell , F. York

Powell, F. York 1850-1904

Powell, Frederick York

Powell, Frederick York 1850-1904

York Powell, Frederick 1850-1904

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