The Icelandic Sagas (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Icelandic Sagas (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Sir William Alexander Craigie
     
 

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In the midst of the Atlantic Ocean, far enough away from mainland Europe to have consistent outside influence from it early on, rests Iceland. By the year 900 the small island country is flourishing with poetry; by 1120 its prose writing has surpassed the amount of British literature. Icelandic Sagas preserves the oral history of this fascinating country

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In the midst of the Atlantic Ocean, far enough away from mainland Europe to have consistent outside influence from it early on, rests Iceland. By the year 900 the small island country is flourishing with poetry; by 1120 its prose writing has surpassed the amount of British literature. Icelandic Sagas preserves the oral history of this fascinating country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411437227
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
314,174
File size:
258 KB

Meet the Author


William A. Craigie (1867–1957) was a Scottish philologist and lexicographer. Born in Dundee and educated there and at St. Andrews, he also attended Balliol College, Oxford. He studied old Icelandic in Copenhagen. His book Scandinavian Folk-Lore was published in 1897.

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Icelandic Sagas 1.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
superuber More than 1 year ago
Thankfully this is super cheap since it's the author discussing various sagas (this one spans 1400 pages, this a small handful, etc) rather than containing the actual sagas.
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