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Olaus Magnus, Archbishop of Uppsala 1490-1557

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Works: 452 works in 1,343 publications in 15 languages and 5,376 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Pictorial maps  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Cartographer, Other, Dedicatee, Composer, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator
Classifications: DL45, 948
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Description of the northern peoples : Rome 1555 by Olaus( Book )

283 editions published between 1550 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of the northern peoples, 1555 by Olaus( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olaus Magnus, A Description of the Northern Peoples, 1555 : Volume III by Olaus( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Swedish scholar and prelate, Olaus Magnus (1490-1557), last Catholic archbishop of Uppsala, lived the latter half of his life in exile. His devotion to his country and his people never faltered, nor his determination to give them a glorious place on the European cultural map by his writings. On his justly famous Carta Marina, published in Venice in 1539, he promised a fuller account of the North and its marvels. This he accomplished in January 1555 when he issued from his own press in Rome his magnificent Historia de gentibus septenrionalibus. This quarto volume of 815 pages, divided into 22 books and a total of 778 chapters, was lavishly illustrated with some 480 woodcuts, most of them closely relevant to the technical matters discussed by the author. The book was an immediate success, and half a dozen editions appeared in the century after Olaus's death. It became even better known in an epitome published in Antwerp in 1558, which was also frequently reprinted and translated. This appeared in English in 1658, but it is only with the present version, complete with illustrations, that the whole work is made available to the English-reading world. It is indeed only the second full translation to appear in modern times, preceded a Swedish version published in four parts between 1909 and 1925. There is little history in the sense of chronological narrative in Olaus Magnus's Historia. It is rightly regarded as an ethnographic essay on an encyclopaedic scale, touching on a vast variety of topics, snowflakes and sea-serpents, elks and artillery, sables and saltpetre, watermills and werewolves. Much of it was culled from ancient authorities- it was a matter of patriotic pride to identify the Swedes as the only legitimate descendants of the Goths- but much of it was derived from the author's personal observations, especially those made on his early travels in North Sweden. His pioneering and sympathetic account of the Lapps and their way of life has attracted p"--Provided by publisher
Description of the northern peoples, 1555 by Olaus( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendious history of the Goths, Svvedes, & Vandals, and other northern nations by Olaus( )

19 editions published between 1658 and 1975 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus by Olaus( Book )

26 editions published between 1558 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carta marina, 1539 by Olaus( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olai Magni gentium septentrionaliu[m] historiae breviarium by Olaus( Book )

29 editions published between 1645 and 1692 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historiae de gentibus septentrionalibus by Olaus( Book )

21 editions published between 1555 and 1669 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olai Magni Gentivm septentrionaliv̄ historiæ breviarivm by Olaus( Book )

9 editions published between 1652 and 1669 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olai Magni, Gothi, Archiepiscopi Upsaliensis, & Gothorum Suecorumque Primatis, Historiae Septentrionalium gentium breviarium. Libri XXII by Olaus( Book )

14 editions published in 1645 in Latin and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia om de nordiska folken by Olaus( Book )

19 editions published between 1909 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia om de nordiska folken by Olaus( Book )

19 editions published between 1909 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Description of the northern peoples : Rome 1555 Olaus Magnus, A Description of the Northern Peoples, 1555 : Volume III Olaus Magnus : description of the northern peoples, Rome 1555. Vol. 2 Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus
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Olaus Magnus, A Description of the Northern Peoples, 1555 : Volume IIIOlaus Magnus : description of the northern peoples, Rome 1555. Vol. 2Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus
Alternative Names
Grand, Olaus le 1490-1557

Grand, Olaus le, 1490-1558

Groot, Olaus de 1490-1557

Groote, Olaus de 1490-1557

Groote, Olaus de, 1490-1558

Le Grand, Olaus 1490-1557

Le Grand, Olaus, 1490-1558

LeGrand, Olaus 1490-1557

M°ansson, Olof 1490-1557

Magni Olaus

Magni, Olaus 1490-1557

Magni, Olaus 1490-1557 Archbishop of Uppsala

Magni Olaus 1490-1558

Magni, Olaus, Archbishop of Uppsala, 1490-1557

Magni, Olavo

Magno Gotho, Olao

Magno, Olao

Magno, Olao 1490-1557

Magnus, Archbishobp of Uppsala

Magnus Gothus, Archbishop of Uppsala

Magnus, Olao

Magnus, Olaus

Magnus, Olaus 1490-1557

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Magnus Olaus, Archbishop of Uppsala

Magnus, Olaus, Archbishop of Uppsala, 1490-1557

Magnus, Olaus Arzobispo de Upsala

Månsson, Olaf

Månsson Olof

Månsson, Olof 1490-1557

Månsson, Olof 1490-1557 Archbishop of Uppsala

Månsson, Olof, 1490-1558

Månsson, Olof, Archbishop of Uppsala, 1490-1557

MÊansson, Olof

Olao Magno.

Olao, Magno, 1490-1557

Olao Magno 1490-1558

Olao Magno Gotho.

Olao Magno umanista, geografo e arcivescovo cattolico svedese

Olaus 1490-1557 Magnus Gothus, Archbishop of Uppsala

Olaus, archiepiscopus Vpsalen., 1490-1557

Olaus de Groot 1490-1557

Olaus de Groot, 1490-1558

Olaus de Groote, 1490-1558

Olaus, Gothus, 1490-1557

Olaus le Grand.

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Olaus le Grand 1490-1558

Olaus Magni

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Olaus Magni 1490-1557 Archbishop of Uppsala

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Olaus Magni, Archbishop of Uppsala

Olaus Magni, Archbishop of Uppsala, 1490-1557

Olaus Magni Gothus

Olaus, Magnus

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Olaus, Magnus Arcebispo de Uppsala

Olaus, Magnus, arciv. di Uppsala, 1490-1557

Olaus Magnus Cartographe, géographe et écrivain suédois

Olaus Magnus Gothus 1490-1557

Olaus, Magnus Gothus 1490-1557 Archbishop of Uppsala

Olaus, Magnus Gothus, Archbishop of Uppsala, 1490-1557

Olaus Magnus schwedischer Geistlicher, Kartograf und Geograph

Olaus Magnus svensk präst, titulärärkebiskop av Uppsala katolska stift

Olaus Magnus Swedish patriot and writer

Olaus Magnus Zweeds diplomaat

Olaus Upsalensis 1490-1557

Olavius Magnus

Olavius Magnus 1490-1558

Olle Månsson.

Olof Månsson

Olof Månsson 1490-1557

Магнус, Олаус 1490-1557

Олаф Магнус

אולאוס מגנוס

オラウス

オラウス・マグヌス

マグヌス, オラウス

奥劳斯·马格努斯

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