The Road to Hel: A Study of the Conception of the Dead in Old Norse Literature by Hilda Roderick Ellis - Davidson | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
The Road to Hel: A Study of the Conception of the Dead in Old Norse Literature

The Road to Hel: A Study of the Conception of the Dead in Old Norse Literature

by Hilda Roderick Ellis - Davidson
     
 
"The Road to Hel" presents the best source of anthropological evidence and explanation of the afterlife according to the Heathen religious beliefs of the Nordic peoples.

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"The Road to Hel" presents the best source of anthropological evidence and explanation of the afterlife according to the Heathen religious beliefs of the Nordic peoples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013822382
Publisher:
Idunnas Press
Publication date:
12/30/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
219,515
File size:
691 KB

Meet the Author

Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson was born at Bebington, Cheshire, in 1914. She was educated at Park High School for Girls, Birkenhead, and Newnham College, Cambridge, where she took Firsts in English and Archaeology. She received her Ph.D in 1940 after three years of research under Professor and Mrs. Chadwick into the pagan beliefs of Scandinavia. She was an assistant lecturer in English at the Royal Holloway College from 1939 to 1944, after which she worked as a part-time lecturer in English at Birkbeck College. Since 1955, she has been engaged in writing and research. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a member of the Council of the Folklore Society. Married with two children, she lives just outside Cambridge."

She is a lecturer and also holds a Calouste Gulbenkian Research Fellowship at the Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and is working on eastern influences on the pre-Christian religion in Northern Europe.

[From "Gods and Myths of the Viking Age", 1980.]

Sometime Marion Kennedy Research Student of Newnham College, Assistant Lecturer in English Royal Holloway College.

[From "The Road to Hel" reprint, 1968].

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