The Works of Snorri Sturluson [NOOK Book]

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THE WORKS OF SNORRI STURLUSON contains much of the extant work of Snorri Sturluson, THE HEIMSKRINGLA and the PROSE EDDA. THE HEIMSKRINGLA (Old Norse, 'the Circle of the World') is the best known of the Old Norse kings' sagas, recounting the lives of famous Scandinavian kings. First written about 1230 by Icelandic scholar and poet Snorri Sturluson (various spellings exist), the HEIMSKRINGLA contains the sagas of 16 Norse kings, beginning with the legendary Swedish dynasty of the Ynglings, followed Norwegian rulers...
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Overview

THE WORKS OF SNORRI STURLUSON contains much of the extant work of Snorri Sturluson, THE HEIMSKRINGLA and the PROSE EDDA. THE HEIMSKRINGLA (Old Norse, 'the Circle of the World') is the best known of the Old Norse kings' sagas, recounting the lives of famous Scandinavian kings. First written about 1230 by Icelandic scholar and poet Snorri Sturluson (various spellings exist), the HEIMSKRINGLA contains the sagas of 16 Norse kings, beginning with the legendary Swedish dynasty of the Ynglings, followed Norwegian rulers from Harald Fairhair up to the death of Eystein Meyla in 1177, just before the birth of Snorri Sturluson.

The PROSE EDDA is a collection of Norse mythology and epic poetry. The PROSE EDDA consists of the Gylfaginning ("the fooling of Gylfi"), a collection of Norse mythology, and the Skáldskaparmál, a book of poetic language used by Norse poets. This ebook is DRM free and includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.

THE HEIMSKRINGLA:

• Ynglinga Saga
• Halfdan the Black Saga
• Harald Harfager's Saga
• Hakon the Good's Saga
• Saga of King Harald Grafeld and of Earl Hakon Son of Sigurd
• King Olaf Trygvason's Saga
• Saga of Olaf Haraldson (St. Olaf)
• Saga of Magnus the Good
• Saga of Harald Hardrade
• Saga of Olaf Kyrre
• Magnus Barefoot's Saga
• Saga of Sigurd the Crusader and His Brothers Eystein and Olaf
• Saga of Magnus the Blind and of Harald Gille
• Saga of Sigurd, Inge, and Eystein, the Sons of Harald
• Saga of Hakon Herdebreid (Hakon the Broad-Shouldered)
• Magnus Erlingson's Saga

THE PROSE EDDA:

• Gylfaginning
• Skáldskaparmál
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013813557
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/7/2011
  • Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,313,977
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Snorri Sturluson (c. 1179-1241) was an Icelandic poet, historian, and lawspeaker of the Althing. Born to a wealthy and powerful family, Snorri inherited a significant amount of property and became known as a poet. In 1215 he was elected lawspeaker of the Althing, the Icelandic parliament, and office he held twice for a number of years. He journeyed to Norway twice, becoming a friend and jarl of king Hakon.
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