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The saga of the Jómsvíkings

Author: Lee M Hollander
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1989, 1955.
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In AD 986, Earl Hakon, ruler of most of Norway, won a triumphant victory over an invading fleet of Danes in the great naval battle of Hjorunga Bay. Sailing under his banner were no fewer than five  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee M Hollander
ISBN: 0292776233 9780292776234
OCLC Number: 22444257
Description: 116 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: ForewordIntroduction1. Knut the Foundling2. King Gorm's Dreams3. Earl Harold's Visions4. Knut Gormsson Is Slain in England5. King Harold and Earl Hakon Plot Together6. King Harold Has Aki Tokason Slain7. Palnir's Marriage. The Rise of Palnatoki8. Of King Harold and Saumaesa9. Svein's Dealings with King Harold10. Palnatoki Slays King Harold and Proclaims Svein King11. Palnatoki Acknowledges His Arrow12. The Founding of Jomsborg13. Of Earl Strut-Harold and Veseti and Their Sons14. King Svein Arbitrates the Feud15. Bui, Sigvaldi, and Vagn Join the Jomsvikings16. Of Palnatoki's Death and Sigvaldi's Ambition17. Sigvaldi Captures King Svein18. The Vows of the Jomsvikings19. Geirmund Escapes and Warns Earl Hakon20. Preparations for the Battle 21. The Battle22. The Aftermath23. The Testing of the Jomsvikings24. Of Vagn, Sigvaldi, and the Other Jomsvikings
Responsibility: translated from the Old Icelandic with introduction and notes by Lee M. Hollander ; illustrated by Malcolm Thurgood.


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