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Fisher, Peter 1934-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 104 publications in 3 languages and 864 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Maps  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, trn, Other
Classifications: DL147, 948.901
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Fisher
Saxo Grammaticus & the life of Hamlet : a translation, history, and commentary by Saxo( Book )

43 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia Norwegie by Inger Ekrem( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and Latin and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fragmentary medieval chronicle, 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. Only the beginning of the work exists today, but it offers, among other things, a detailed report of a shamanic séance 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 modern English translation by Peter Fisher. The introduction and full commentary in English take stock of previous scholarships and are new contributions to the interpretation of the text. The late Inger Ekrem (1938-2000) was working as a senior research fellow at the University of Oslo, Department of Classics. Her main publications belong within the field of 16th and 17th century Norwegian Latin literature. Lars Boje Mortensen, PhD, is a professor of Medieval Latin at the University of Bergen. He is the author of a book on the Lombard history of Paulus Diaconus, various editions and numerous articles on early and high medieval historiography and learning. Peter Fisher is a professor emeritus from Anglia Polytechnic University in Cambridge. He has published translations of Saxo Grammaticus' and Olaus Magnus'
Gesta Danorum = The History of the Danes by Saxo( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking through history by Peter Fisher( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of the northern peoples : Rome 1555 by Olaus( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rassemble les chapitres les plus significatifs de l'ouvrage publié à Rome en 1555 et décrivant les contrées et les populations scandinaves
Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus : Romae, 1555 by Olaus( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 22 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 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of the Northern Peoples by Olaus( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of the Northern Peoples by Olaus( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesta Danorum by Saxo( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and Latin and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesta Danorum : the history of the Danes by Saxo Grammaticus( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Latin and English and held by 8 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
Gesta Danorum = The history of the Danes by Saxo( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Danes by Saxo Grammaticus( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 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 5 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
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

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

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 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 2 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
Oration on the philosophical studies necessary for the student of theology : 1545 = Tale om nødvendigheden af filosofiske studier for den teologiske student : = 1545 by Jens Andersen Sinning( Book )

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

 
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Historia Norwegie
Alternative Names
Fisher Brian Peter

Fisher, Brian Peter 1934-

Fisher, Peter fl. 1979-

Languages
English (92)

Latin (6)

Danish (1)

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