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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.
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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. Comprises 29 chapters written by leading scholars in the field Reflects current debates among Old Norse-Icelandic scholars Pays attention to previously neglected areas of study, such as the sagas of Icelandic bishops and the fantasy sagas Looks at the  Read more...
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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: A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Maps; Introduction; 1 Archaeology of Economy and Society; 2 Christian Biography; 3 Christian Poetry; 4 Continuity? The Icelandic Sagas in Post-Medieval Times; 5 Eddic Poetry; 6 Family Sagas; 7 Geography and Travel; 8 Historical Background: Iceland 870-1400; 9 Historiography and Pseudo-History; 10 Language; 11 Late Prose Fiction (lygisögur); 12 Late Secular Poetry; 13 Laws; 14 Manuscripts and Palaeography; 15 Metre and Metrics; 16 Orality and Literacy in the Sagas of Icelanders 17 Pagan Myth and Religion18 The Post-Medieval Reception of Old Norse and Old Icelandic Literature; 19 Prose of Christian Instruction; 20 Rhetoric and Style; 21 Romance (Translated riddarasögur); 22 Royal Biography; 23 Runes; 24 Sagas of Contemporary History (Sturlunga saga): Texts and Research; 25 Sagas of Icelandic Prehistory (fornaldarsögur); 26 Short Prose Narrative (þáttr); 27 Skaldic Poetry; 28 Social Institutions; 29 Women in Old Norse Poetry and Sagas; Index
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 31.
Responsibility: edited by Rory McTurk.
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