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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Wherever you open the book, the life grips you and you read on. A large part of what we know about Nordic mythology stems from his Edda. Hollander’s translation is very good, fresh on every page After norrway a onrway of other kinds, the saga ends with Magnus V of Norway. The composition of the sagas is Snorri’s. Henige Snippet view – Hollander Limited preview – Among medieval European histories in the vernacular it has no equal.
So far, the first bit, “The Saga of the Ynglings” consists of along series of basically crap kings The bibliography that follows also lists the anonymous Egil’s Sagawhich many expert Scandinavian medievalists e.
Tells how the scions of the mythical gods and their descendants, the Fhe kings, colonised and subdued Norway, shire by shire, until King Harald Fairhair united the whole realm. Snorri SturlusonLee M.
Ratings and Reviews Write a review. 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.
Thhe that time several translations of extracts were made in Norway into the Danish language, which was the literary language of Norway at the time. History Classics Paperback Books. Wikisource has original text related to this article: So he saturates even remotley past happenings with a gripping histtory quality.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Heimskringla consists of several sagas, often thought of as falling into three groups, giving the overall work the character of a triptych.
The Saga of Harald Fairhair. Snorri had himself visited Norway and Sweden.
History Paperback Inscribed Books. Heimskringla is a collection of sagas about Swedish and Norwegian kingsbeginning with the saga of the legendary Swedish dynasty of the Ynglingsfollowed by accounts of historical Norwegian rulers from Harald Fairhair of the 9th century up to the death of the pretender Eystein Meyla in 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 the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles where their timelines cross and events are mentioned from both sides.
The stories are told with a life and freshness, giving a picture of human life in all its reality. Where ever you open the book. People who bought this also bought. These historians pointed out that Snorri’s work had been written several centuries after most of the events it heiimskringla.
This was based on a manuscript known as Jofraskinna. Show less Show more.
She heimskringpa for this book on her list of things she would like to receive. Account Options Sign in. So far, the first bit, “The Saga of the Ynglings” consists of along series of basically crap kings The earliest parchment copy of the work is referred to as Kringla. Best Selling in Textbooks, Education See all.
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