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The Cambridge introduction to the old Norse-Icelandic saga 1 edition

The Cambridge introduction to the old Norse-Icelandic saga
Margaret Clunies Ross

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The Cambridge introduction to the old Norse-Icelandic saga
Margaret Clunies Ross

Published 2010 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"The medieval Norse-Icelandic saga is one of the most important European vernacular literary genres of the Middle Ages. This Introduction to the saga genre outlines its origins and development, its literary character, its material existence in manuscripts and printed editions, and its changing reception from the Middle Ages to the present time. Its multiple sub-genres - including family sagas, mythical-heroic sagas and sagas of knights - are described and discussed in detail, and the world of medieval Icelanders is powerfully evoked. The first general study of the Old Norse-Icelandic saga to be written in English for some decades, the Introduction is based on up-to-date scholarship and engages with current debates in the field. With suggestions for further reading, detailed information about the Icelandic literary canon, and a map of medieval Iceland, this book is aimed at students of medieval literature and assumes no prior knowledge of Scandinavian languages"--

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Series
Cambridge introductions to literature
Other Titles
Introduction to the old Norse-Icelandic saga

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
839/.6/09
Library of Congress
PT7181 .R67 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24384251M
Internet Archive
cambridgeintrodu00ross
ISBN 13
9780521514019
LC Control Number
2010037675
OCLC/WorldCat
651077867

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