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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: 9780292732629
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1964
  • Pages: 880

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Snorri's Foreword 3
The Saga of the Ynglings: Ynglinga saga 6
The Saga of Half dan the Black: Halfdanar saga Svarta 51
The Saga of Harald Fairhair: Haralds saga Harfagra 59
The Saga of Hakon the Good: Hakonar saga Gooa 96
The Saga of Harald Graycloak: Haralds saga Grafeldar 128
The Saga of Olaf Tryggvason: Olafs saga Tryggvasonar 144
Saint Olaf's Saga: Olafs saga Helga 245
The Saga of Magnus the Good: Magnuss saga ins Gooa 538
The Saga of Harald Sigurtharson (Hardruler): Haralds saga Siguroarsonar 577
The Saga of Olaf the Gentle: Olafs saga Kyrra 664
The Saga of Magnus Barelegs: Magnuss saga Berfoetts 668
The Saga of the Sons of Magnus: Magnussona saga 688
The Saga of Magnus the Blind and Harald Gilli: Magnuss saga Blinda ok Harald Gilla 715
The Saga of the Sons of Harald: Haraldssona saga 736
The Saga of Hakon the Broadshouldered: Hakonar saga Heroibreios 768
The Saga of Magnus Erlingsson: Magnuss saga Erlingssonar 789
Index 827
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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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