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A companion to Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture

Author: Rory McTurk
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishing, 2005. ©2005
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 31.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This major survey of Old Norse--Icelandic literature and culture demonstrates the remarkable continuity of Icelandic language and culture from medieval to modern times.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005
(DLC) 2004018064
(OCoLC)56104028
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rory McTurk
ISBN: 140513738X 9781405137386 9780631235026 0631235027 9781280198694 1280198699 9786610198696 6610198691
OCLC Number: 60828528
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 567 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Notes on Contributors viii Maps xii Introduction 1 Rory McTurk 1 Archaeology of Economy and Society 7 Orri Vesteinsson 2 Christian Biography 27 Margaret Cormack 3 Christian Poetry 43 Katrina Attwood 4 Continuity? The Icelandic Sagas in Post-Medieval Times 64 Jon Karl Helgason 5 Eddic Poetry 82 Terry Gunnell 6 Family Sagas 101 Vesteinn Olason 7 Geography and Travel 119 Judith Jesch 8 Historical Background: Iceland 870-1400 136 Helgi THorlaksson 9 Historiography and Pseudo-History 155 Stefanie Wurth 10 Language 173 Michael Barnes 11 Late Prose Fiction (lygisogur) 190 Matthew Driscoll 12 Late Secular Poetry 205 Shaun Hughes 13 Laws 223 Gudmund Sandvik and Jon Vidar Sigurdsson 14 Manuscripts and Palaeography 245 Gudvardur Mar Gunnlaugsson 15 Metre and Metrics 265 Russell Poole 16 Orality and Literacy in the Sagas of Icelanders 285 Gisli Sigurdsson 17 Pagan Myth and Religion 302 Peter Orton 18 The Post-Medieval Reception of Old Norse and Old Icelandic Literature 320 Andrew Wawn 19 Prose of Christian Instruction 338 Svanhildur Oskarsdottir 20 Rhetoric and Style 354 THorir Oskarsson 21 Romance (Translated riddarasoegur) 372 Jurg Glauser 22 Royal Biography 388 Armann Jakobsson 23 Runes 403 Patrik Larsson 24 Sagas of Contemporary History (Sturlunga saga): Texts and Research 427 Ulfar Bragason 25 Sagas of Icelandic Prehistory (fornaldarsoegur) 447 Torfi H. Tulinius 26 Short Prose Narrative (thattr) 462 Elizabeth Ashman Rowe and Joseph Harris 27 Skaldic Poetry 479 Diana Whaley 28 Social Institutions 503 Gunnar Karlsson 29 Women in Old Norse Poetry and Sagas 518 Judy Quinn Index 536
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 31.
Responsibility: edited by Rory McTurk.
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