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A companion to old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture

Author: Rory McTurk
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2005.
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 31.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publ
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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: Aufsatzsammlung
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rory McTurk
ISBN: 0631235027 9780631235026
OCLC Number: 238729977
Description: XIII, 512 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten.
Contents: Notes on Contributors. Maps. Introduction: Rory McTurk. 1. Archaeology of Economy and Society: Orri Vesteinsson. 2. Christian Biography: Margaret Cormack. 3. Christian Poetry: Katrina Attwood. 4. Continuity? The Icelandic Sagas in Post--Medieval Times: Jon Karl Helgason. 5. Eddic Poetry: Terry Gunnell. 6. Family Sagas: Vestinn Olason. 7. Geography and Travel: Judith Jesch. 8. Historical Background: Iceland 870--1400: Helgi Porlaksson. 9. Historiography and Pseudo--History: Stefanie Wurth. 10. Language: Michael Barnes. 11. Late Prose Fiction (lygisogur): Matthew Drisoll. 12. Late Secular Poetry: Shaun Hughes. 13. Laws: Gudmund Sandvik and Jon Vidar Sigurdsson. 14. Manuscripts and Palaeography: Gudvardur Mar Gunnlaugsson. 15. Metre and Metrics: Russel Poole. 16. Orality and Literacy in the Sagas of Icelanders: Gisli Sigurdsson. 17. Pagan Myth and Religion: Peter Orton. 18. The Post--Medieval Reception of Old Norse and Old Icelandic Literature: Andrew Wawn. 19. Prose of Christian Instruction: Svanhildur Oskardottir. 20. Rhetoric and Style: Porir Oskarsson. 21. Romance (Translated riddarasogur): Jurg Glauser. 22. Royal Biography: Armann Jakobsson. 23. Runes: Patrick Larsson. 24. Sagas of Contemporary History (Sturlunga saga): Texts and Research: Ulfar Bragason. 25. Sagas of Icelandic Prehistory (Fornaldarsogur): Torfi H. Tulinius. 26. Short Prose Narrative (pattr): Elizabeth Ashman Rowe and Joseph Harris. 27. Skaldic Poetry: Diana Whaley. 28. Social Institutions: Gunnar Karlsson. 29. Women in Old Norse Poetry and Sagas: Judy Quinn. Index
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 31.
Other Titles: Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture
Responsibility: ed. by Rory McTurk.

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