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Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture.

Author: Rory Mcturk
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
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
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rory Mcturk
ISBN: 9781405137386 140513738X 1280198699 9781280198694
OCLC Number: 437146132
Description: 1 online resource (584 pages)
Contents: 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 Religion. 18 The Post-Medieval Reception of Old Norse and Old Icelandic Literature19 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.

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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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