Heimskringla or the Chronicle of the Kings of Norway

Heimskringla or the Chronicle of the Kings of Norway

by Snorri Sturlson

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Heimskringla or the Chronicle of the Kings of Norway by Snorri Sturlson

According to Wikipedia: "Snorri Sturluson (1179 – 23 September 1241) was an Icelandic historian, poet, and politician. He was twice elected lawspeaker at the Icelandic parliament, the Althing. He was the author of the Prose Edda or Younger Edda, which consists of Gylfaginning ("the fooling of Gylfi"), a narrative of Norse mythology, the Skáldskaparmál, a book of poetic language, and the Háttatal, a list of verse forms. He was also the author of the Heimskringla, a history of the Norwegian kings that begins with legendary material in Ynglinga saga and moves through to early medieval Scandinavian history. For stylistic and methodological reasons, Snorri is often taken to be the author of Egil's saga.”

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ISBN-13: 9781455419203
Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date: 10/20/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

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