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Language Of Power Feasting And Gift Giving In Medieval Iceland And Its Sagas Islandica

Author : Vidar Palsson
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In Language of Power, Vioar Palsson addresses pre-modern European power relationships that provide the context for narratives of feasts and exchanges of gifts so conspicuous in the Icelandic sagas. Vioar's point of departure considers "comparative perspectives on rituals, the sociology of power, and pre-state political cultures in Europe," focusing on medieval Europe and its political and cultural heritage from classical antiquity, before proceeding to a similar contemplation of sagas of kings of Norway and sagas of the Icelandic commonwealth. In writing for scholars of Icelandic sagas and for scholars of medieval European cultures of power, Vioar analyzes in depth the demonstrative character of friendship in this pre-modern world as it derives from classical manifestations of amicitia.


Morkinskinna The Earliest Icelandic Chronicle Of The Norwegian Kings 1030 1157 Islandica

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ISBN : 9780801477836
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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 manuscript was written in Iceland ca. 1275. The present volume, the first translation of Morkinskinna in any language, makes this literary milestone available to a general readership, with introduction and commentary to clarify its position in the history of medieval Icelandic letters. The book is designed to be used by readers with no knowledge of Icelandic. The translation is keyed to, and may be used in conjunction with, the existing diplomatic editions. Notes on the manuscript problems, as well as introductory and appended matter, augment the text. Above all, Kari Ellen Gade's edition of the skaldic stanzas provides a substantial initial step toward a future edition of the Icelandic text: Morkinskinna is the first large-scale repository of skaldic verse. Morkinskinna also includes many semi-independent tales that recount the adventures of individual Icelanders at the Norwegian court. These tales, with their often humorous or ironic inflections, shift the focus of the chronicle from the deeds of the kings to the Icelandic perception of Norwegian royalty.

The Sagas Of Norwegian Kings 1130 1265 An Introduction Islandica

Author : Theodore M. Andersson
ISBN : 9780935995206
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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 less known than the somewhat later sagas of early Icelanders and their extended families. The kings'-saga genre culminated in three compendia that appeared prior to 1250: the manuscripts Morkinskinna and Fagrskinna and the compilation of sagas known as Heimskringla. These remarkable sagas are among the most readable of European chronicles. Theodore M. Andersson’s book examines not only the evolution of the genre and its associated critical literature but also the genre’s points of interaction with Icelandic family sagas.


The Enigma Of Egill The Saga The Viking Poet And Snorri Sturluson Islandica

Author : Torfi H. Tulinius
ISBN : 9780935995183
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Egils saga, composed some eight hundred years ago to relate the life and times of Egill Skallagrimsson, the Viking poet and Icelander of the tenth century, is a major prose narrative thought by many scholars to be written by Snorri Sturluson, the great medieval historiographer of Iceland. Essential elements for understanding Egils saga in its time and place include, among others, the settlement of Iceland, the relationship between Icelanders and Norwegian kings, and the Christianization of the Norse world as pagan beliefs receded. The saga, one of the longest and best-structured in the medieval Icelandic literary canon, is, in the words of Torfi Tulinius, a story "of how people create an image of their past to give meaning to what is happening in their lives or of those that surround them."

In a close reading of the saga, Tulinius brings forth the complex relationship between structure and meaning in the saga, as well as hitherto unnoticed references to Scripture that suggest a Christian interpretation of the main protagonist's life. A careful analysis of Snorri Sturluson’s life and times allows Torfi to propose a context for a fuller perception of Egils saga as a great work of art.


The Structure Of Old Norse Drottkvaett Poetry Islandica

Author : Kari Ellen Gade
ISBN : 9780801430237
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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 a solution to the mystery of the origins of the drottkvett and its eventual demise in the fourteenth century.

New Norse Studies Essays On The Literature And Culture Of Medieval Scandinavia Islandica

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New Norse Studies, edited by Jeffrey Turco, gathers twelve original essays engaging aspects of Old Norse–Icelandic literature that continue to kindle the scholarly imagination in the twenty-first century. The assembled authors examine the arrière-scène of saga literature; the nexus of skaldic poetry and saga narrative; medieval and post-medieval gender roles; and other manifestations of language, time, and place as preserved in Old Norse–Icelandic texts. This volume will be welcomed not only by the specialist and by scholars in adjacent fields but also by avid general readers, drawn in ever-increasing numbers to the Icelandic sagas and their world.

Contributors: Paul Acker, Saint Louis University; Guðrún Nordal, University of Iceland; Sarah Harlan-Haughey, Cornell University; Joseph Harris, Harvard University; Richard Harris, University of Saskatchewan; Thomas D. Hill, Cornell University; Shaun Hughes, Purdue University; Andy Orchard, University of Toronto; Russell Poole, University of Western Ontario; Torfi Tulinius, University of Iceland; Jeffrey Turco; Purdue University; Kirsten Wolf, University of Wisconsin–Madison


The Saga Of Olaf Tryggvason Islandica

Author : Oddr Snorrason
ISBN : 9780801441493
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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 C.E.). This biography was soon translated into Icelandic, and the translation (though not the Latin original) is preserved in two somewhat differing versions and a small fragment of a third. The Saga of Olaf Tryggvason is the first English translation of this text, augmented by an introduction and notes to guide the reader.

There is a strong possibility that Oddr's biography was the first full-length saga of the Icelandic Middle Ages. It ushered in a century of saga writing that assured Iceland a unique place in medieval literature and in the history of prose writing. Aside from being a harbinger of the saga tradition, and indeed of the modern novel, The Saga of Olaf Tryggvason has its own literary merits, including an epic description of the great Battle of Svoldr, in which King Olaf succumbed. In significant ways the narrative of this battle anticipates the mature style of the classical sagas in the thirteenth century.


Speak Useful Words Or Say Nothing Old Norse Studies Islandica

Author : Joseph Harris
ISBN : 9780935995138
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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 English literary works to discussions of larger theoretical issues such as oral theory. One of the central problems of medieval literary scholarship is the aesthetics of traditional and oral literature, and how and whether one can meaningfully discuss the literary history of an oral genre. Harris's studies of such topics as the Old Norse short narrative and of the Masterbuilder tale focus precisely on such problems and offer brilliant readings of specific texts as well as models of literary historical discourse. "Speak Useful Words or Say Nothing" also shows that Harris's work frequently bridges the divide between the Latin and Christian sources and the native vernacular traditions that together found their way into Old Norse and Old English literature.For more about the Islandica series, visit http://cip.cornell.edu/Islandica.

The Partisan Muse In The Early Icelandic Sagas 1200 1250 Islandica

Author : Theodore M. Andersson
ISBN : 9780935995145
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The Partisan Muse in the Early Icelandic Sagas (1200–1250) is 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. Theodore M. Andersson devotes special attention to the Icelandic sagas (kings' sagas or konungasögur) that narrate the careers of Norwegian kings, Óláfr Tryggvason and Óláfr Haraldsson prominent among them.

The author considers the "self-consciously Icelandic filter" that balances Icelanders’ perception of Norwegian kings and Icelandic protagonists. He also treats the volatile balance of power between the monarch and the jarls of Norway that permeates the narrative of a now-lost *Hlaðajarla saga, whose traces are evident in the major compilations Morkinskinna and Fagrskinna.

Five of the book's chapters are revisions of previously published papers. The final two chapters carry the discussion of textual interrelationships in the kings' sagas to somewhat later Icelandic native sagas (Íslendingasögur) originating in the north and the west of the country.


Old Norse Icelandic Literature A Critical Guide Islandica

Author : Carol J. Clover
ISBN : 9780801417559
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Islandica

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ISBN : WISC:89073639775
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Islandica

Author : Marianne E. Kalinke
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Islandica

Author : Cornell University Libraries
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...at H6lar during the episcopate of Bp. Gu3brandur. Halfd. Ein. (p. 60) says: 'Hue pertinet Colloquium inter Deum et Evam hujusque liberos 3 carminibus (qva Holis impressa, tempore ut puto Gudbrandi Episcopi, nam Fragmentum tantum vidi, capite & calce destitutum) qvod pathetice exposuit Johannes Bernhardi, parochus Prestholensis.' This probably was printed sometime during the years 1620-24, when two of the author's translations were printed. No copy of the printed book is now extant, but the poem is found in MSS., Lbs. 1028, 8 (Samtal Guds vid Evu og Bbrnhennar, snuedj Rimur af Sijra J one Biarna Syne, a copy of ca. 1770), and Lbs. 1049, 8.--consisting of three rimur (cantos) of 89, 69, and 72 stanzas respectively. It is thus one of the rimur on religious subjects, encouraged by Bp. Gu3brandur and of which specimens are found in the Visnabok of 1612. Bjarnason, J6n., translator.--See Casmann, O. S0nn Gudraekne. 1622.--Catonis Disticha. 1624. Bjornsson, Hannes (-1704), translator.--See Arndt, J. Nockrar Predikaner. 1682. Blomgudu Bein (Paug).--See Beer, D. Bosa saga.--Herrauds och Bosa Saga Med en ny vttolkning iampte Gambla Gotskan Hoc est Herravdi et Bosae Historia Cum I Nova Interpretatione Iuxta Antiquum Textum Gothicum, I e veteri M. s. edita & Notis Illvstrata ab Olao Verelio Antiq. Patr. Prof. Curio's mark. Upsaliae--Cvm regio privilegio. Excudit, Henricus Curio, S. R. M. & Acad. Vps. Bibliop. 1666. 8. ff. 3, pp. 122; sigs.: A-Hs. 14 X 8 cm. The Swedish version in Gothic, the rest in Latin type. Contents: T.-p.; dedicatory letter in Swedish to Count Magnus de la Gardie from the editor, dated Upsala, July 5, 1666, ff. (i)b-(3)b; text (Icel. and Swedish in parallel columns), pp. 1-69; Olai Verelii Index Verborum & Notae in Herrauds Sogu, p...

Providence River And Harbor Maintenance Dredging Project

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Geological Survey Professional Paper

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Amendment 13 To The Atlantic Surfclam And Ocean Quahog Fishery Management Plan

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Herbal Principles In Cosmetics

Author : Bruno Burlando
ISBN : 1439812144
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Interest in the molecular and mechanistic aspects of cosmetic research has grown exponentially during the past decade. Herbal Principles in Cosmetics: Properties and Mechanisms of Action critically examines the botanical, ethnopharmacological, phytochemical, and molecular aspects of botanical active ingredients used in cosmetics. Along with dermatological and cosmetic uses, the book also explores the toxicological aspects of these natural ingredients, maintaining a balanced view that carefully dissects the hype from the solid science. Contains Comprehensive Monographs of Herbs Useful for Skin Care & Diseases Authored by a panel of experts in cell physiology, phytochemistry, ethnopharmacology, applied botany, ethnobotany, and cosmetic science, the book begins with background in skin anatomy and physiology and also the classification, mechanisms of action, and application of herbal compounds. It provides monographs complete with therapeutic properties, specific action and dermatologic properties, toxicities, pictures, and references. The book also addresses the complexities of green biodiversity, including not only higher plants, but also mushrooms, algae, lichens, and bacteria – each chosen for their importance in traditional use, potential for innovation, or recent introduction to market. Includes a Vivid Color Insert with Photographs of Botanical Species Herbal Principles in Cosmetics: Properties and Mechanisms of Action is one of the few books devoted to the mechanisms of action of herbal compounds based on scientific analysis, making it an exceptionally valuable reference for pharmacologists, natural product chemists, skin physiologists, and dermatologists.

Chorographica Islandica Edited By Lafur L Russon Icel

Author : Árni MAGNÚSSON (Professor.)
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Advances In Marine Biology

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ISBN : 0080464521
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Advances in Marine Biology was first published in 1963. Now edited by A.J. Southward (Marine Biological Association, UK), P.A. Tyler (Southampton Oceanography Association, UK), C.M. Young (Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, USA) and L.A. Fuiman (University of Texas, USA), the serial publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics which will appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, oceanography. Eclectic volumes in the series are supplemented by thematic volumes on such topics as The Biology of Calanoid Copepods. Includes over 25 tables and 34 illustrations Covers such topics as reef fishes, crustacea in the arctic and antarctic, fisheries in the Northeast Atlantic, and more 4 reviews authored by experts in their relevant fields of study

Flowering Plants

Author : Robert H. Mohlenbrock
ISBN : 9780809380138
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This eighth volume in the comprehensive Illustrated Flora of Illinois series is the seventh volume devoted to flowering plants (the eighth volume is devoted to ferns) and the second treating dicotyledons, which include such well-known plants as roses, peas, mustards, mints, nightshades, milkweeds, and asters. The previous volume on dicots, Flowering Plants: Hollies to Loasas, was published in 1978. In the present volume, Mohlenbrock includes three orders of vascular plants encompassing five families. The orders are Salicales and Tamaricales, of the Salicaceae and Tamaricaceae families, and Capparidales, of the Capparidaceae, Resedaceae, and Brassicaceae families. In all, 44 genera and 117species are treated in this volume, each species illustrated in detail.

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