Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway

Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway

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by Snorri Sturluson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0292732627

ISBN-13: 9780292732629

Pub. Date: 01/01/1964

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

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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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ISBN-13:
9780292732629
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/01/1964
Pages:
880

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Snorri's Foreword3
The Saga of the Ynglings: Ynglinga saga6
The Saga of Half dan the Black: Halfdanar saga Svarta51
The Saga of Harald Fairhair: Haralds saga Harfagra59
The Saga of Hakon the Good: Hakonar saga Gooa96
The Saga of Harald Graycloak: Haralds saga Grafeldar128
The Saga of Olaf Tryggvason: Olafs saga Tryggvasonar144
Saint Olaf's Saga: Olafs saga Helga245
The Saga of Magnus the Good: Magnuss saga ins Gooa538
The Saga of Harald Sigurtharson (Hardruler): Haralds saga Siguroarsonar577
The Saga of Olaf the Gentle: Olafs saga Kyrra664
The Saga of Magnus Barelegs: Magnuss saga Berfoetts668
The Saga of the Sons of Magnus: Magnussona saga688
The Saga of Magnus the Blind and Harald Gilli: Magnuss saga Blinda ok Harald Gilla715
The Saga of the Sons of Harald: Haraldssona saga736
The Saga of Hakon the Broadshouldered: Hakonar saga Heroibreios768
The Saga of Magnus Erlingsson: Magnuss saga Erlingssonar789
Index827

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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.