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Saxo Grammaticus -approximately 1204

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Works: 372 works in 1,384 publications in 12 languages and 9,165 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Folklore  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Drama  Conference papers and proceedings  Military history  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: DL147, 948.901
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The first nine books of the Danish history of Saxo Grammaticus by Saxo( Book )

291 editions published between 1502 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,304 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 II of Saxo Grammaticus contains books 11-16 of Saxo's work, mainly dealing with the history of the first Danish kings
Saxo Grammaticus & the life of Hamlet : a translation, history, and commentary by Saxo( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Danes by Saxo( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1905 and 1907 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danmarks riges krønike by Saxo( Book )

186 editions published between 1818 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die tragische Geschichte von Hamlet Prinzen von Dænemark : in deutscher Sprache by William Shakespeare( Book )

10 editions published between 1928 and 1972 in German and Multiple languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legend of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, as found in the works of Saxo Grammaticus and other writers of the twelfth century by George P Hansen( Book )

8 editions published between 1887 and 1972 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dänische Heldensagen nach Saxo Grammaticus by Saxo( Book )

10 editions published in 1925 in German and Danish and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danorum regum heroumque historia : books x-xvi : the text of the first edition with translation and commentary in three volumes by Saxo( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The swords of the vikings, stories from the works of Saxo Grammaticus by Saxo( Book )

10 editions published between 1928 and 1932 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sakses Danesaga : oversat af by Saxo( Book )

56 editions published between 1908 and 1925 in 3 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal deceit( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young prince, after discovering that his father has been murdered, vows to avenge the death and regain the crown. Plotting his revenge, he cleverly bides his time ... waiting and watching -- and hoping -- for the precise moment to execute the deadly plan!"--Container
Die ersten neun Bücher der dänischen Geschichte by Saxo( Book )

15 editions published between 1899 and 1900 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amleth's revenge by Saxo( Book )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and Danish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesta dei re e degli eroi danesi by Saxo( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hasty sketch of the origin, nature, and progress, of the British constitution by Saxo( Book )

4 editions published in 1817 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo Grammaticus : a medieval author between Norse and Latin culture by Saxo Grammaticus( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in Danish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine books of the Danish history by Saxo( Book )

1 edition published in 1907 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Danish History, Books I-Ix by Saxo( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Saxo Grammaticus & the life of Hamlet : a translation, history, and commentary
Alternative Names
Grammaticus, Saxo.

Grammaticus, Saxo 1150-1220

Grammaticus Saxo c. 1150-ante 1219/1220

Runemester S. ок.1150-ок.1220

Runemester, Saxe.

Runemester, Saxe 1150-1220

Saksas Gramatikas

Sakse

Sakse 1150-1220

Sakse ca.1150-ca.1220

Sakse ок.1150-1220

Saksis Gramatiķis

Sakso Gramatiko

Sassone Grammatico

Saxe 1150-1220 Runemester

Saxe Runemester.

Saxe Runemester ca.1150-ca.1220

Saxe Runemester d. ca 1204

Saxo.

Saxo 1150-1220

Saxo 1150-1220 Danus

Saxo 1150-1220 Langus

Saxo 1150-1220 Longus

Saxo 1150-1220 Sialandicus

Saxo d. ca. 1204 Grammaticus

Saxo Danus.

Saxo Danus ок.1150-ок.1220

Saxo Gramático

Saxo Gramatyk.

Saxo Grammaticus

Saxo Grammaticus ca.1150-ca.1220

Saxo, Grammaticus, d. ca. 1204

Saxo Grammaticus dänischer Geschichtsschreiber

Saxo Grammaticus Danish historian

Saxo Grammaticus dansk historikar

Saxo Grammaticus dansk historiker

Saxo Grammaticus Deens auteur

Saxo Grammaticus fl. 1200

Saxo Grammaticus storico medievale danese

Saxo Langus.

Saxo Langus ок.1150-1220

Saxo Longus.

Saxo Longus ок.1150-1220

Saxo ок.1150-ок.1220

Saxon 1150-1220 le grammairien

Saxon -approximately 1204 le grammarien

Saxon d. ca. 1204 le grammarien

Saxon le grammairien.

Saxon, le grammarien, -approximately 1204

Saxon le grammarien, d. ca 1204

Саксо Граматик

Саксон Граматик

Саксон Граматык

Саксон Грамматик

Саксон Грамматик ок.1150-ок.1220

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סקסו גרמטיקוס

ساكسو غراماتيكوس

ساکسو گراماتیکوس تاریخ‌نگار دانمارکی

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Saxo Grammaticus & the life of Hamlet : a translation, history, and commentaryThe history of the DanesSaxo Grammaticus : a medieval author between Norse and Latin cultureSaxo and the Baltic Region : a symposium