Saxo Grammaticus: The History of the Danes, Books I-IX: I. English Text; II. Commentary

Saxo Grammaticus: The History of the Danes, Books I-IX: I. English Text; II. Commentary

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by Hilda Ellis Davidson, Saxo
     
 

A major source for the heroic and mythological traditions of northern Europe. '(The translation) is a masterpiece... the (Commentary) will doubtless prove of the greatest interest to historians.' ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEWSee more details below

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A major source for the heroic and mythological traditions of northern Europe. '(The translation) is a masterpiece... the (Commentary) will doubtless prove of the greatest interest to historians.' ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

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'In the early years of the 13th century the Danish writer Saxo Grammaticus provided his people with a dignified and ambitious Latin account of their glorious past from the mythical past to the historical present -(He) collected the legends of Scandinavian gods and heroes, and arranged their exploits in a series of 'biographies' which ostensibly formed an unbroken sequence. He took his tales from a variety of sources, and readers will find his collection of myths, folklore and fabulous history fascinating - An accurate and readable translation of the nine mythological books based on the best scholarly edition'. RUTH MORSE, BRITISH BOOK NEWS.

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ISBN-13:
9780859915021
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
01/17/2008
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
1.06(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

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