Chronicles of the Vikings: Records,Memorials,and Myths / Edition 1

Chronicles of the Vikings: Records,Memorials,and Myths / Edition 1

by R. I. Page
     
 

Chronicles of the Vikings defines the social values of the Viking Age, their heroic view of life which sometimes contrasts with their more prosaic way of looking at things.

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Overview

Chronicles of the Vikings defines the social values of the Viking Age, their heroic view of life which sometimes contrasts with their more prosaic way of looking at things.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802071651
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
977,867
Product dimensions:
6.71(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

R. I. Page is Emeritus Elrington and Bosworth Prrofessor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, and a noted authority on Norse literature. He is the author of Runes and Norse Myths.

Table of Contents

Preface6
lGetting to know the Vikings9
2The Viking homelands and their peoples40
3Settlement and land-holding58
4Vikings outside Scandinavia77
5The heroic life105
6The unheroic life139
7All sorts and conditions of men150
8Law173
9Myth, religion and superstition182
10The conversion to Christianity222
Lists of texts quoted232
Index236

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