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Fisher, Peter 1934-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 120 publications in 3 languages and 922 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Translator, Editor, trn, Other, Author
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Most widely held works by Peter Fisher
Historia Norwegie by Inger Ekrem( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and Latin and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fragmentary medieval chronicle, Historia Norwegie, is the oldest piece of historical writing from Norway, and probably our first specimen of Norwegian literature. It was composed in Latin in the second half of the twelfth century, perhaps in the Oslo area. We only possess the beginning of the work, but it offers, among other things, a detailed report of a shamanic seance among the Sami as well as a unique early geographical description of Norway and the North Sea realm. Furthermore we are presented with an early version of the Norwegian kings' genealogy, beginning with the mythical Yngling kings and ending, abruptly, with Olav Haraldsson's claim to the throne in 1015." "This is the first critical edition of the Latin text since 1880, accompanied by a new English translation by Peter Fisher. The introduction and full commentary in English take stock of previous scholarship and make new contributions to the interpretation of the text."--BOOK JACKET
Olaus Magnus : description of the northern peoples, Rome 1555 by Olaus( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Bartholin : the Anatomy House in Copenhagen briefly described by Thomas Bartholin( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oration on the philosophical studies necessary for the student of theology : facsimile of the Latin edition, Ribe, 1591 by Jens Andersen Sinning( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olaus Magnus : description of the northern peoples, Rome 1555. Vol. 2 by Olaus( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo grammaticus. the history of the Danes by Saxo( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 16 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
Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus : Romae 1555 = Description of the northern peoples : Rome 1555 by Olaus( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anatomy House in Copenhagen : briefly described by Thomas Bartholin( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo Grammaticus. Vol. 1. 'Gesta Danorum' : the history of the Danes( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 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
Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus, Romae 1555 = Description of the northern peoples, Rome 1555 by Olaus( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mosaics of Ravenna = Les mosaïques de Ravenne by Angelo Lorizzo( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus : Romae 1555 = Description of the northern peoples by Olaus( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo Grammaticus. Vol. 2. 'Gesta Danorum' : the History of the Danes( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 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
Tale om nødvendigheden af filosofiske studier for den teologiske student, 1545 = Oration on the philosophical studies necessary for the student of theology, 1545 by Jens Andersen Sinning( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus : Romae 1555 = Description of the Northern peoples by Olaus( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlowe's classical mythology : a study of his sources and allusions in the light of Elizabethan theory and practice by Peter Fisher( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Historia Norwegie
Alternative Names
Fisher Brian Peter

Fisher, Brian Peter 1934-

Fisher, Peter 1934-...

Fisher, Peter fl. 1979-

Languages
English (39)

Latin (1)

Danish (1)

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Olaus Magnus : description of the northern peoples, Rome 1555Oration on the philosophical studies necessary for the student of theology : facsimile of the Latin edition, Ribe, 1591Olaus Magnus : description of the northern peoples, Rome 1555. Vol. 2Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus : Romae 1555 = Description of the northern peoples : Rome 1555Tale om nødvendigheden af filosofiske studier for den teologiske student, 1545 = Oration on the philosophical studies necessary for the student of theology, 1545Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus : Romae 1555 = Description of the Northern peoples