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Magnússon, Magnús

Overview
Works: 274 works in 788 publications in 4 languages and 18,908 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Church history  Local history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Photographer, Narrator, Recipient, Host
Classifications: DL65, 948.02
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Vikings! by Magnús Magnússon ( Book )
34 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and French and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Utilizes recent archeological discoveries in the U.S. and Europe to explore Viking culture, portraying Vikings as traders, architects, town dwellers, and craftsmen
Hammer of the North by Magnús Magnússon ( Book )
24 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text and more than 120 photographs examine the history, culture, civilization, and achievements of the Vikings and analyze their mythology and poetry
The Vinland sagas : the Norse discovery of America by Magnús Magnússon ( Book )
53 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes translations of the two sagas, introductory note outlining historical background, and lists of personal names and place names used in the sagas
Archaeology of the Bible by Magnús Magnússon ( Book )
16 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brilliantly illistrated and definitive book about the dramatic new discoveries that are shedding light on the bible and leading to a reassessment of long held beliefs
Scotland : the story of a nation by Magnús Magnússon ( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the social, economic, and political history of Scotland, starting with its earliest peoples in 7000 B.C. and wrapping up with a discussion of eighteenth-century author Sir Walter Scott
Cambridge biographical dictionary by Magnús Magnússon ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With more than 19,000 entries, Cambridge provides an account of history's important figures, past and present--international in scope and covers all fields of human endeavor
King Harald's saga; Harald Hardradi of Norway. From Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla by Snorri Sturluson ( Book )
39 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Njál's saga by Magnús Magnússon ( Book )
31 editions published between 1960 and 1989 in English and Icelandic and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Icelandic family sage, probably from the 13th century, in a modern translation
Laxdaela Saga by Magnús Magnússon ( Book )
35 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introducing archaeology by Magnús Magnússon ( Book )
12 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the development of archaeology as a science and its role in reconstructing history
Viking expansion westwards by Magnús Magnússon ( Book )
13 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the Viking expansion from the ninth to the twelfth century and discusses what archaeological discoveries have revealed about everyday life and traditions in Viking settlements
Paradise reclaimed by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
8 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An idealistic Icelandic farmer journeys to Mormon Utah and back in search of paradise in this captivating novel by Nobel Prize winner Halldor Laxness. The quixotic hero of this long-lost classic is Steinar of Hlidar, a generous but very poor man who lives peacefully on a tiny farm in nineteenth-century Iceland with his wife and two adoring young children. When he impulsively offers his children's beloved pure-white pony to the visiting King of Denmark, he sets in motion a chain of disastrous events that leaves his family in ruins and himself at the other end of the earth, optimistically building a home for them among the devout polygamists in the Promised Land of Utah. By the time the broken family is reunited, Laxness has spun his trademark blend of compassion and comically brutal satire into a moving and spellbinding enchantment, composed equally of elements of fable and folkore and of the most humble truths
Landlord or tenant? : a view of Irish history by Magnús Magnússon ( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Under the glacier by Halldór Laxness ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At its outset, the Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Snaefells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the dead. But once he arrives, the emissary finds that this dereliction counts only as a mild eccentricity in a community that regards itself as the center of the world and where Creation itself is a work in progress"--Cover
Chamber's biographical dictionary by J. O Thorne ( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gathers into one volume the most famous names from all areas of life, encompassing figures from earliest history to those who regularly hit today's headlines, this revised edition of the most highly regarded single-volume biographical dictionary covers an even wider collection of personalities. International in scope, it embraces almost every nationality and is both informative and entertaining
Lindisfarne, the cradle island by Magnús Magnússon ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iceland saga by Magnús Magnússon ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scotland's castles and great houses by Magnús Magnússon ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text and photographs trace the history of 14 Scottish castles and describe architectural features and furnishings
Fakers, forgers & phoneys : famous scams and scamps by Magnús Magnússon ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In "Fakers, Forgers and Phoneys", Magnus Magnusson masterfully explores the shadowy world of deception and counter-feiting. Through the 16 case studies in this intriguing collection, the author reveals: how a house-painter-cum-art-restorer fooled the art world and became a national TV celebrity in 1979; the identity of the person who fabricated the 'missing link' human skull which was discovered in a gravel pit at Piltdown in Essex in 1912; how a mystery man known by the unlikely name of George Psalmanazar fooled the London literary world in 1704 with his lurid accounts of cannibalism and polygamy in his native island of Formosa (Taiwan); how an obese cockney adventurer resident in Australia succeeded in passing himself off as a slim young English aristocrat who had disappeared more than ten years earlier in 1854 ('The Tichborne Claimant'); and how a suave London conman inveigled a struggling artist to become involved in the greatest British art scam of the twentieth century. "Fakers, Forgers and Phoneys" is the essential guide to the most ingenious art and literary forgeries, archaeological frauds, and imposters and hoaxers in the world
Larousse biographical dictionary ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains 20,000 profiles of men and women from all periods of history
 
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Alternative Names
Magnús Magnússon
Magnus Magnusson 1929-
Magnús Magnússon 1929-2007
Magnús Sigursteinsson
Magnús Sigursteinsson 1929-2007
Magnusson, Magnus
Magnússon, Magnús 1929-2007
Māġnūsūn, Māġnūs 1929-2007
Languages
English (370)
French (10)
Spanish (1)
Icelandic (1)
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