The Structure of Old Norse Drottkvaett Poetry / Edition 1

The Structure of Old Norse Drottkvaett Poetry / Edition 1

by Kari Ellen Gade
ISBN-10:
0801430232
ISBN-13:
9780801430237
Pub. Date:
07/10/1995
Publisher:
Cornell University Press

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The Structure of Old Norse Drottkvaett Poetry / Edition 1

The drottkvett was a form of Old Norse skaldic poetry composed to glorify a chieftain's deeds or to lament his death. Kari Ellen Gade explores the structural peculiarities of ninth- and tenth-century drottkvett poetry and suggests a solution to the mystery of the origins of the drottkvett and its eventual demise in the fourteenth century.

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ISBN-13: 9780801430237
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 07/10/1995
Series: Islandica Series
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 9.06(w) x 5.91(h) x (d)

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