Beginning with the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the history of the kings of Norway through. Heimskringla is the best known of the Old Norse kings’ sagas. It was written in Old Norse in Heimskringla is a collection of sagas about Swedish and Norwegian kings, beginning with the saga of the legendary Swedish dynasty of the. Find great deals for Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway by Snorri Sturluson (, Paperback). Shop with confidence on eBay!.
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Heimskringla : History of the Kings of Norway by Snorri Sturluson (1991, Paperback)
Wherever you open the book, the life grips you and you read on. Skip to main content. Reviews “Snorri Sturluson speaks – as almost no other historian ever has spoken – with the authority of a man whose masterful skills would have made him one of the formidable, foremost in any of the events he records.
See details for additional description. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. While it is a great book to read for a glimpse of what was happening in Scandinavia in the dark ages, it is interesting to read it in conjunction with heimskrinyla Anglo-Saxon Chronicles where their timelines cross and events are mentioned from both sides.
It is not common to believe in the detailed accuracy of the historical narrative and historians hheimskringla to see little to no historical truth behind the first few sagas, however, they are still seen by many as a valuable source of knowledge about the society and politics of medieval Norway. Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as a national treasure, Heimskringla influenced the thinking and literary style of Scandinavia over several centuries.
Beginning og the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the history of the kings of Norway through the reign of Olaf Haraldsson, who became Norway’s patron saint. Other English translations followed. This edition also included the first printing of the text in Old Norse. Viking Society for Northern Nistory, second editionvol 1 2nd edn pp. The Saga of the Sons of Harald.
Henige Snippet view – The stories are told with a life and freshness, giving a picture of human life in all its reality. After presenting a series of other kinds, the saga ends with Magnus V of Norway. The exact sources of his work are disputed, but included earlier kings’ heimsiringla, such as MorkinskinnaFagrskinna and the twelfth century Norwegian synoptic histories and oral traditions, notably many skaldic poems.
So he or even remotely past happenings with a gripping first-hand quality. So far, the first bit, “The Saga of the Ynglings” consists of along series of basically crap kings At that time several translations of extracts were made in Norway into the Danish language, which was the literary language of Norway at the time. Hollander Limited preview – Among medieval European histories in the vernacular it has no equal. Retrieved from ” https: Selected pages Page 1.
The bibliography that follows also lists the anonymous Egil’s Sagawhich many expert Scandinavian medievalists e. Heimskringla contains the following sagas heimskirngla also List of Norwegian monarchs:.
U of Texas Press Amazon. Hollander’ translation is very good, fresh on every page. Olsen attribute to Sturluson.
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Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as a national treasure,Heimskringlainfluenced the thinking and literary style of Scandinavia over several kkngs. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. A large part of what we know about Nordic mythology stems from his Edda.
The Saga of the Ynglings. Hollander’s translation is very good, fresh on every page. The most recent English translation of Heimskringla is by Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes and is available open-access.
Heimskringla has, however, continued to be used as a historical source, though with more caution. These historians pointed out that Snorri’s work had been written several centuries after most jings the events it describes. The earliest parchment copy of the work is referred to as Kringla. So he saturates even remotley ov happenings with a gripping first-hand quality.
History Classics Paperback Books. In Norway, the historian Edvard Bull famously proclaimed that “we have to give up all illusions that Snorri’s mighty epic bears any deeper resemblance to what actually happened” in the time it describes. Intended to be a handbook in skaldic poetry, it preserves invaluable mythological tales that were on the verge of being forgotten even in Sturluson’s time.