Beginning with the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the history of the kings of Norway through. Heimskringla is the best known of the Old Norse kings’ sagas. It was written in Old Norse in Heimskringla is a collection of sagas about Swedish and Norwegian kings, beginning with the saga of the legendary Swedish dynasty of the. Find great deals for Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway by Snorri Sturluson (, Paperback). Shop with confidence on eBay!.
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Snorri explicitly mentions a few prose sources, now mostly lost in the form that he knew them: Heimskringla has, however, continued to be used as a historical source, though with more caution. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.
Heimskringla is a collection of sagas about Swedish and Norwegian kingsbeginning with the saga of the legendary Swedish dynasty of the Ynglingsfollowed by accounts of historical Norwegian rulers from Harald Fairhair of the 9th century up to the death of the pretender Eystein Meyla in Snorri may have had access to a wide range of the early Scandinavian historical texts known today as the ‘synoptic histories’, but made most use of: Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as a national treasure,Heimskringlainfluenced the thinking and literary style of Scandinavia over several centuries.
Tells how the scions of the mythical gods and their descendants, the Swedish kings, colonised and subdued Norway, shire by shire, until King Harald Fairhair united the whole realm. Hollander Limited preview – Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as a national treasure, Heimskringla influenced Snorri Sturluson’s fame as a historianhis main work is the 16 sagas included in Heimskringla c.
Heimskringla : History of the Kings of Norway by Snorri Sturluson (1991, Paperback)
Heimsktingla you open the book, the life grips you and you read on Intended to be a handbook in skaldic poetry, it preserves invaluable mythological tales that were on the verge of being forgotten even in Sturluson’s time.
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Skip to main content. People who bought this also bought. Heimskringla Snorri SturlusonLee M. For events of the midth century, Snorri explicitly names the now-lost work Hryggjarstykki as his source.
Selected pages Page xvi. At that time it had lost the first page, but the second the current beginning of the Ynglinga saga starts Kringla heimsins”the Earth’s circle” of the Laing translation.
So he saturates even remotely past happenings with a gripping first-hand quality History Paperback Agriculture Books. This edition also included the first printing of the text in Old Norse. The first part of the Heimskringla is rooted in Norse mythology ; as the collection proceeds, fable and fact intermingle, but the accounts become increasingly historically reliable.
See all 9 brand new listings. By the midth century, the Old Norse heimskrignla was unintelligible to Norwegian, Swedish or Danish readers. Snorri had himself visited Norway and Sweden. History Photography Paperback Books. The bibliography that follows also lists the anonymous Egil’s Sagawhich many expert Scandinavian medievalists e.
Snorri SturlusonLee M. Oral historiography David P. Snorri Sturluson’s own life was as eventful as those about whom he wrote. My library Help Advanced Tbe Search.
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History Paperback Catholic Books. So far, the first bit, “The Saga of the Ynglings” consists of along series of basically crap kings Olaf’s year-long reign takes up about one third of the entire work. A similar combination of scholarly and imaginative talent is seen in The Prose Edda c. Show More Show Less.
The stories are told with a life and freshness, giving a picture of human life in all its reality. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The most recent English translation of Heimskringla is by Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes and is available open-access. Hollander Limited preview – Among medieval European histories in the vernacular it has no equal. Wherever you open the book, the life grips you and you read on.
University of Texas Press- Social Science – pages. The saga is a prose epic, relevant to the history not only of Scandinavia but the regions included in the wider medieval Scandinavian diaspora.
In the early 20th century, this trust was largely abandoned with the advent of saga criticismpioneered by Curt and Lauritz Weibull.
She asked for this book on her list of things she would like to receive. Ignore the rather suspect black gothic text against a red background – this is an interesting book.
This was based on a manuscript known as Jofraskinna.