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The Medieval Saga

The Medieval Saga

by Carol J. Clover
     
 
Written in the thirteenth century, the Icelandic prose sagas, chronicling the lives of kings and commoners, give a dramatic account of the first century after the settlement of Iceland. The evolution of the written sagas is commonly regarded as an anomalous phenomenon, distinct from contemporary developments in European literature. In this groundbreaking study, Carol

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Written in the thirteenth century, the Icelandic prose sagas, chronicling the lives of kings and commoners, give a dramatic account of the first century after the settlement of Iceland. The evolution of the written sagas is commonly regarded as an anomalous phenomenon, distinct from contemporary developments in European literature. In this groundbreaking study, Carol J. Clover challenges this view and relates the rise of imaginative prose in Iceland directly to the rise of imaginative prose on the Continent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801414473
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1982
Series:
12/15/2003
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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