Gisli Sursson's Saga and The Saga of the People of Eyri

Gisli Sursson's Saga and The Saga of the People of Eyri

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by Martin Regal
     
 

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These sagas recount fierce feuds in which honour is fought for, sacrifice is demanded, and blood is shed. The fate of the characters at the centre of each saga, however, is very different. Gisli is a traditional Viking-age hero who is determined to exact revenge at any cost and whose death is tragic when it comes. In contrast his nephew, Snorri, represents a new

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These sagas recount fierce feuds in which honour is fought for, sacrifice is demanded, and blood is shed. The fate of the characters at the centre of each saga, however, is very different. Gisli is a traditional Viking-age hero who is determined to exact revenge at any cost and whose death is tragic when it comes. In contrast his nephew, Snorri, represents a new generation and acts to strengthen the new social order. Taken together these sagas reveal the richness and variety of the saga tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140447729
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/27/2004
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,170,726
Product dimensions:
5.07(w) x 7.79(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Edited by Vesteinn Olason (Arni Magnusson Institute at the University of Iceland) and translated by Martin S Regal (University of Iceland) and Judy Quinn (Newnham College, Cambridge)

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