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Poetry from the Kings' Sagas 1
From Mythical Times to c. 1035

D. Whaley (ed.)
2 vol., CCXV+1206 p., 160 x 240 mm, 2012
ISBN: 978-2-503-51896-1
Languages: English, Old Norse
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Volumes 1 and 2 in the SKALD series present the large and important body of skaldic poetry preserved in sagas about the kings of Norway and other Scandinavian rulers.

Volumes 1 and 2 in the SKALD series present the large and important body of skaldic poetry preserved in sagas about the kings of Norway and other Scandinavian rulers.

Vol. 1 is dedicated mainly to court poetry in praise of rulers from the legendary Yngling kings to Óláfr Haraldsson (St. Olav) and Knútr Sveinsson (Cnut the Great). Alongside formal commemoration of raids and battles there are dialogues with valkyries, lively travelogue, accounts of miracles, and freestanding stanzas capturing frustrated love and moments of humour.

This volume also contains the General Introduction to the series.

Interest Classification:
Medieval & Modern (Indo-European) Languages & Literatures
Germanic langs & lits (other than English)
North Germanic/Scandinavian languages & literatures
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : local & regional history
Scandinavian & Baltic lands
Medieval History (400-1500) : subperiods
Central Middle Ages (c.900 -1250)

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