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  1. Language of Power
    Viðar Pálsson addresses pre-modern European power relationships that provide the context for narratives of feasts and exchanges of gifts so conspicuous in the Icelandic sagas.... Learn More
    Published: 31st May 2017
    Hardback | £56.00
  2. The Sagas of Norwegian Kings (1130–1265)
    In The Sagas of Norwegian Kings (1130–1265), Theodore M. Andersson offers an orientation to the category of Icelandic sagas known as "kings' sagas," a genre of Old Norse-Icelandic prose literature.... Learn More
    Published: 26th April 2016
    Hardback | £56.00
  3. New Norse Studies
    New Norse Studies features original contributions on Norse mythology; skaldic poetics; the proverb, ballad, and exemplum; Biblical typology and saga narrative; psychological, postcolonial, and gender-studies approaches to medieval... Learn More
    Published: 28th February 2016
    Paperback | £24.99
  4. The Enigma of Egill
    A careful analysis of Snorri Sturluson's life and times allows Torfi Tulinius to propose a context for a fuller perception of Egils saga as a great work of art.... Learn More
    Published: 28th July 2015
    Hardback | £56.00
  5. Icelandic Baroque
    Icelandic Baroque seeks to approach the writings of Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614–1674), Iceland's leading devotional poet, from a new direction.... Learn More
    Published: 21st October 2014
    Hardback | £56.00
  6. The Partisan Muse in the Early Icelandic Sagas (1200–1250)
    A study of the genesis of Old Icelandic prose literature from its roots in oral tradition to the compilation of key early sagas at the beginning of the thirteenth century.... Learn More
    Published: 28th August 2012
    Hardback | £56.00
  7. Romance and Love in Late Medieval and Early Modern Iceland
    Islandica LIV "The world of romance, whether secular or sacred, is often fraught with difficulties. Lovers are parted and have to struggle to be reunited, monsters or evil stepmothers have to be defeated, and the strength of... Learn More
    Published: 24th July 2009
    Hardback | £56.00
  8. Speak Useful Words or Say Nothing
    This selection by Susan E. Deskis and Thomas D. Hill of twelve of Joseph Harris's most important essays underscores the range of his work from critical readings of canonical texts to philological elucidation of Old Norse and Old... Learn More
    Published: 26th May 2009
    Hardback | £56.00
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  9. The Saga of Olaf Tryggvason

    The Saga of Olaf Tryggvason

    Written by Oddr Snorrason, Translated by Theodore M. Andersson

    Series Islandica

    Cornell University Press

    Oddr Snorrason, a Benedictine monk in northern Iceland in the late twelfth century, composed a landmark Latin biography of the legendary Norwegian king Olaf Tryggvason (died 1000...... Learn More
    Published: 8th September 2003
    Hardback | £72.00
  10. Morkinskinna
    Morkinskinna ("rotten parchment"), the first full-length chronicle of the kings of medieval Norway (1030-1157), forms the basis of the Icelandic chronicle tradition. Based ultimately on an original from ca. 1220, the single defective... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2000
    Hardback | £100.00
    Paperback | £39.00
  11. The Structure of Old Norse Dróttkvætt Poetry
    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... Learn More
    Published: 10th July 1995
    Hardback | £85.00