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Poetry in fornaldarsögur

M. Clunies Ross (ed.)
2 vol., approx. 1100 p., 160 x 240 mm
ISBN: 978-2-503-51900-5
Languages: English, Old Norse
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Poetry in fornaldarsögur is a new edition of the corpus of poetry, mostly in eddic metres, from Icelandic mythical-heroic sagas.

This volume contains all the anonymous poetry from medieval Icelandic mythical-heroic sagas (fornaldarsögur), such as Heiðreks saga, Gautreks saga, and other sagas set in prehistoric Scandinavia and more exotic locations. This diverse body of poetry is treated here for the first time as significant in its own right rather than as an appendage to the Poetic Edda. It also contains a new edition with extensive notes of Gunnlaugr Leifsson's Merlínuspá, based on Geoffrey of Monmouth's Prophecies of Merlin, as well as the little-known but entertaining Skaufhala bálkr by Svartr á Hofstöðum, a mock-heroic poem about a fox.

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)
Late Middle Ages (c.1300-1500)

This publication is also distributed by: ISD, Marston
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