Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus

Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus

by Saxo Grammaticus, Saxo Grammaticus
     
 
Saxo Grammaticus was a Danish historian, theologian and author, thought to have been a clerk or secretary to Absalon, Archbishop of Lund, foremost advisor to Valdemar I of Denmark. He lived from 1150 to 1220 and wrote a sixteen-volume history of the Denmark that he lived in. Volumes X through XVI (oddly -- or perhaps not so oddly -- written first) are conventional

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Saxo Grammaticus was a Danish historian, theologian and author, thought to have been a clerk or secretary to Absalon, Archbishop of Lund, foremost advisor to Valdemar I of Denmark. He lived from 1150 to 1220 and wrote a sixteen-volume history of the Denmark that he lived in. Volumes X through XVI (oddly -- or perhaps not so oddly -- written first) are conventional history of Saxo's day and age. But the first volumes are the stuff of myth and legend, delightful tales of mythic Norse persons and circumstances. This book is comprised of those mythic volumes, and it's special stuff indeed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598181128
Publisher:
Alan Rodgers Books
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
1,246,851
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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