The Prose Edda

The Prose Edda

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ISBN-13: 9781973969846
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/27/2017
Pages: 140
Sales rank: 628,301
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Snorri Sturluson[1] (1179 - 23 September 1241) was an Icelandic historian, poet, and politician. He was elected twice as 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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