Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway

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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.

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Modern Philology
Among the many contibutions to world literature that ancient Iceland has given us, Heimskringla stands out as one of the truly monumental works. Among medieval European histories in the vernacular it has no equal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292730618
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 880
  • Sales rank: 289,956
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 1.94 (d)

Table of Contents

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
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Simply Amazing

    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.

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