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Song of the Vikings : Snorri and the making of the Norse myths

Author: Nancy Marie Brown
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Much like Greek and Roman mythology, Norse myths are read, reread, and treasured. Famous storytellers such as JRR Tolkien and Neil Gaiman have drawn their inspiration from the long-haired, mead-drinking, marauding and pillaging Vikings. The author who gave us Nordic mythology is a twelfth-century Icelandic chieftain by the name of Snorri Sturluson. Like Homer, Snorri was a bard, writing down and embellishing the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Snorri Sturluson; Snorri Sturluson; Snorri, Sturluson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Marie Brown
ISBN: 9780230338845 0230338844
OCLC Number: 755698694
Description: xi, 244 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Map of Iceland in Snorri's time --
Snorri's family tree --
Preface: Gandalf --
Introduction: The wizard of the North --
Odin's eye --
The uncrowned King of Iceland --
On the quay at Bergen --
Norse gods and giants --
Independent people --
The ring.
Responsibility: Nancy Marie Brown.

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A journey into the heart of the ancient North to witness the Vikings, Chieftains, and Epic Sagas, and meet the man who created Norse mythology. Drawing on new and original research, Brown produces a  Read more...

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'...rivetingly told.' - Tom Shippey's book of the year, Times Literary Supplement

 
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