Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway

Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway

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by Snorri Sturluson, Snorri Sturluson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292730616

ISBN-13: 9780292730618

Pub. Date: 01/28/1991

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Beginning with the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the history of the kings of Norway through the reign of Olaf Haraldsson, who became Norway's patron saint. Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as a national treasure, Heimskringla influenced the thinking and literary style of Scandinavia over several…  See more details below

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Beginning with the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the history of the kings of Norway through the reign of Olaf Haraldsson, who became Norway's patron saint. Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as a national treasure, Heimskringla influenced the thinking and literary style of Scandinavia over several centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292730618
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
880
Sales rank:
518,990
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Snorri's Foreword
The Saga of the Ynglings/Ynglinga saga
The Saga of Hálfdan the Black/Hálfdanar saga Svarta
The Saga of Harald Fairhair/Haralds saga Hárfagra
The Saga of Hikon the Good/Hákonar saga Gótha
The Saga of Harald Graycloak/Haralds saga Gráfeldar
The Saga of Óláf Tryggvason/Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar Saint Óláf's Saga/Óláfs saga Helga
The Saga of Magnús the Good/Magnús saga ins Gótha
The Saga of Harald Sigurtharson (Hardruler)/Haralds saga Sigurtharsonar
The Saga of Óláf the Gentle/Óláfs saga Kyrra
The Saga of Magnús Barelegs/Magnúss saga Berfoetts
The Saga of the Sons of Magnús/Magnússona saga
The Saga of Magnús the Blind and Harald Gilli/Magnúss saga Blinda ok Harald Gilla
The Saga of the Sons of Harald/Haraldssona saga
The Saga of Hákon the Broadshouldered/Hákønar saga Herthibreiths
The Saga of Magnús Erlingsson/Magnús saga Erlingssonar
Index

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Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a modern translation of possibly the greatest of the Old Norse King Sagas. The introduction and notes are very insightful, and the text itself is very accessible. This edition includes the entire chronicle as well. This is a wonderful edition of a wonderful text. It even invludes a few illustrations.