Heimskringla: Or, the Lives of the Norse Kings

Heimskringla: Or, the Lives of the Norse Kings

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by Snorre Sturlason, Snorri Sturluson, Snorri
     
 

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Great classic by Icelandic poet/chieftain chronicles the reigns of 16 high kings descended from the warrior-wizard god Odin. Major section on 15-year reign of Olav II Haraldson, patron saint of Norway. Based on earlier histories, oral traditions, plus new material by author, all presented with intelligence, warmth and objectivity. Over 130 illustrations and 5

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Great classic by Icelandic poet/chieftain chronicles the reigns of 16 high kings descended from the warrior-wizard god Odin. Major section on 15-year reign of Olav II Haraldson, patron saint of Norway. Based on earlier histories, oral traditions, plus new material by author, all presented with intelligence, warmth and objectivity. Over 130 illustrations and 5 maps.

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ISBN-13:
9780486263663
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
05/01/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
832
Sales rank:
365,124
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.80(d)

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2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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The book definetly gets 4 stars. It succeeds in bringing the realm of the Viking Kings to life. If you like Beowulf, then you have to read this book. It has the same "warrior-soul" theme common to Germanic works of its time.