Medieval Scandinavia: An Encyclopediaby Phillip Pulsiano
Pub. Date: 05/28/1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This classic resource on the world of the Sagas is now back in print. With full-page maps and useful supplementary photos, this acclaimed encyclopedia covers every aspect of Scandinavia during the Middle Ages, including rulers and saints, overviews of the countries, religion, education, politics and law, culture and material life, history, literature, and art. A valuable and absorbing volume for students of the Norse sagas, the Viking age, and Old English history and literature, and for anyone interested in the cultural and historical heritage of Scandinavia. Includes cross-references and comprehensive index.
Table of ContentsAgessen, Sven * Agriculture * Annals: Sweden * Berserkr * Calendar and Time-Reckoning * Christian Prose: East Norse * Education * Erex Saga * Family Structure * Guta Saga * Harald Gormsson (Bluetooth) * Ireland, Norse in * Kennings * Language * Laws: Denmark * Maiden Warriors * Manx Crosses * Margrethe I * Medicine and Medical Treatment * Music and Musical Instruments * Navigation * Outlawry * Parceval's Saga * Place-names * Plague * Riddles * Skaldic Meters * Snorri Sturluson * Style: West Norse * Tools and Utensils * Warfare * Women in Eddic Poetry * and much more.
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