Snorri Sturluson and the Edda: The Conversion of Cultural Capital in Medieval Scandinavia

Snorri Sturluson and the Edda: The Conversion of Cultural Capital in Medieval Scandinavia

by Kevin Wanner
     
 

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Wanner brings us a new account of the interests that motivated the production of the Edda, and resolves the mystery of its genesis by demonstrating the intersection of Snorri's political and cultural concerns and practices.

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Wanner brings us a new account of the interests that motivated the production of the Edda, and resolves the mystery of its genesis by demonstrating the intersection of Snorri's political and cultural concerns and practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802098016
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Series:
Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (TONIS) Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Christopher Abram

Snorri Sturluson and the Edda is a significant publication in the field for two important reasons: first, it offers a provocative challenge to established models of literary culture in medieval Scandinavia; secondly, it is certainly the most up-to-date and probably the most comprehensive scholarly treatment of Snorri Sturluson's life and works yet to have been written. (Christopher Abram, Department of Scandinavian Studies, University College, London)

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