Download PDF Njal's Saga Book by Full eBook and published by Wordsworth Editions. This book was released on 1997-06-12 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Proclaimed as one of the finest Icelandic sagas, this text was written in about 1280 and refers to events a couple of centuries earlier. It is full of the details of everyday life, as well as the social structures of the society in which they take place.
Download PDF Njáls Saga Book by Lars Lönnroth Full eBook and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1976-01-01 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download PDF The Rewriting of Njáls Saga Book by Jón Karl Helgason Full eBook and published by Multilingual Matters. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Rewriting of Njáls saga concerns itself with the process which enables literary texts to cross cultures and endure history. Through six interrelated case studies, Jón Karl Helgason focuses on the reception of Njáls saga, the most distinguished of the Icelandic sagas, in Britain, the United States, Denmark, Norway and Iceland, between 1861 and 1945. The editions and translations in question claim to represent a medieval narrative to their audience, but Helgason emphasises how these texts simultaneously reflect the rewriters' contemporary ideas about race, culture, politics and poetics. Introducing the principles of comparative Translation Studies to the field of Medieval Literature, Helgason's book identifies the dialogue between literary (re)production and society.
Author : Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date : 2018-10-22
ISBN : 3110625393
Pages : 378 pages
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Download PDF New Studies in the Manuscript Tradition of Njáls saga Book by Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir Full eBook and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2018-10-22 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Njáls saga is the best known and most highly regarded of all medieval Icelandic sagas and it occupies a special place in Icelandic cultural history. The manuscript tradition is exceptionally rich and extensive. The oldest extant manuscripts date to only a couple of decades after the saga’s composition in the late 13th century and the saga was subsequently copied by hand continuously up until the 20th century, even alongside the circulation of printed text editions in latter centuries. The manuscript corpus as a whole has great socio-historical value, showcasing the myriad ways in which generations of Icelanders interpreted the saga and took an active part in its transmission; the manuscripts are also valuable sources for evidence of linguistic change and other phenomena. The essays in this volume present new research and a range of interdisciplinary perspectives on the Njáls saga manuscripts. Many of the authors took part in the international research project "The Variance of Njáls saga" which was funded by the Icelandic Research Council from 2011-2013.
Download PDF The Icelandic Njals Saga Book by G. W. Dasent Full eBook and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2018-11-26 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is a Saga? A Saga is a story, or telling in prose, sometimes mixed with verse. There are many kinds of Sagas, of all degrees of truth. There are the mythical Sagas, in which the wondrous deeds of heroes of old time, half gods and half men, as Sigurd and Ragnar, are told as they were handed down from father to son in the traditions of the Northern race. Then there are Sagas recounting the history of the kings of Norway and other countries, of the great line of Orkney Jarls, and of the chiefs who ruled in Faroe. These are all more or less trustworthy, and, in general, far worthier of belief than much that passes for the early history of other races. Again, there are Sagas relating to Iceland, narrating the lives, and feuds, and ends of mighty chiefs, the heads of the great families which dwelt in this or that district of the island. These were told by men who lived on the very spot, and told with a minuteness and exactness, as to time and place, that will bear the strictest examination. Such a Saga is that of Njal, which we now lay before our readers in an English garb. Of all the Sagas relating to Iceland, this tragic story bears away the palm for truthfulness and beauty. To use the words of one well qualified to judge, it is, as compared with all similar compositions, as gold to brass.
Download PDF Oral Art Forms and Their Passage Into Writing Book by Else Mundal Full eBook and published by Museum Tusculanum Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The present collection examines the complex interrelationship between the oral and the written and the problems of textualisation.
Download PDF Narrative in the Icelandic Family Saga Book by Heather O'Donoghue Full eBook and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-01-28 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Representative of a unique literary genre and composed in the 13th and 14th centuries, the Icelandic Family Sagas rank among some of the world's greatest literature. Here, Heather O'Donoghue skilfully examines the notions of time and the singular textual voice of the Sagas, offering a fresh perspective on the foundational texts of Old Norse and medieval Icelandic heritage. With a conspicuous absence of giants, dragons, and fairy tale magic, these sagas reflect a real-world society in transition, grappling with major new challenges of identity and development. As this book reveals, the stance of the narrator and the role of time – from the representation of external time passing to the audience's experience of moving through a narrative – are crucial to these stories. As such, Narrative in the Icelandic Family Saga draws on modern narratological theory to explore the ways in which saga authors maintain the urgency and complexity of their material, handle the narrative and chronological line, and offer perceptive insights into saga society. In doing so, O'Donoghue presents a new poetics of family sagas and redefines the literary rhetoric of saga narratives.
Download PDF Njáls Saga Book by Einar Full eBook and published by Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1971 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1943, this study was originally titled: A Njalsbuo, bok um mikio listaverk (At the Site of Njal's Assembly Booth, A Book about a Great Work of Art). Contains of critical examination of the Icelandic saga.
Download PDF Introductory Essays on Egils Saga and Njáls Saga Book by John Hines Full eBook and published by Viking Society for Northern Research University College. This book was released on 1992 with total page 151 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download PDF The Biblical Saga of King David Book by John Van Seters Full eBook and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2009-06-23 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The biblical story of King David has been interpreted in many different ways, arising from the variety of methods used in and the intended objectives of the studies: Does the narrative contain insight into and information about the early history of the Judean monarchy, or is it merely a legendary tale about a distant past? Can we identify the story’s literary genre, it sociohistorical setting, and the intention of its author(s)? Is an appreciation for the wonderful literary qualities of the story compatible with a literary-critical investigation of the narrative’s compositional and text-critical history? Van Seters reviews past scholarship on the David story and in the course of doing so unravels the history of these questions and then presents an extended appraisal of the debate about the social and historical context of the biblical story. From this critical foundation, Van Seters proceeds to offering a detailed literary analysis of the story of David from his rise to power under Saul to his ultimate succession by Solomon.
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Download PDF Analecta Septentrionalia Book by Wilhelm Heizmann Full eBook and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2009 with total page 923 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Compared to other medieval philologies, the particular nature of the literature of the North, and in particular of Iceland, has always meant that the study of Old Norse languages must be interdisciplinary and rely on methodical variety. This volume, published on the occasion of the 80th birthday of the Munich old Norse scholar, Kurt Schier, contains some three dozen studies on the mythology, history of religion, literature and poetry of the North, as well as runic and onomastic studies, and so reflects the broad thematic spectrum of modern old Nordic studies.
Download PDF Reallexikon der germanischen Altertumskunde Book by Johannes Hoops Full eBook and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2001 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author : Anne Martha Saxon
Release Date : 1964
Pages : 470 pages
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Download PDF Unity and Narrative Technique in the Brennu-Njáls Saga Book by Anne Martha Saxon Full eBook and published by . This book was released on 1964 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author : Bruce Redwine
Release Date : 1984
Pages : 570 pages
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Download PDF Decorum and the Expression of Intention in Beowulf, Njáls Saga, and Chaucer Book by Bruce Redwine Full eBook and published by . This book was released on 1984 with total page 570 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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