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A companion to Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture, edited by Rory McTurk

Label
A companion to Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture
Title
A companion to Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rory McTurk
Title variation
Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This major survey of Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture comprises 29 chapers written by leading scholars in the field, over a third of whom are Icelanders. At the same time, it conveys a sense of the mainland Scandinavian origins of the Icelandic people, and reflects the ongoing contact between Iceland and other countries and cultures." "The volume highlights current debates amond Old Norse-Icelandic scholars specializing in different aspects of the subject. Coverage of traditional topics is complemented by material on previously neglected areas of study, such as the sagas of Icelandic bishops and the translated knights' sagas."--Cover
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PT7113
LC item number
.C66 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McTurk, Rory
Series statement
Blackwell companions to literature and culture
Series volume
31
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Old Norse literature
  • Iceland
Label
A companion to Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture, edited by Rory McTurk
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2005
  • "First published in paperback 2007 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Continuity? The Icelandic sagas in post-medieval times
  • Jón Karl Helgason
  • Eddic poetry
  • Terry Gunnell
  • Family sagas
  • Vésteinn Ólason
  • Geography and travel
  • Judith Jesch
  • Historical background : Iceland 870-1400
  • Helgi Þorláksson
  • Introduction
  • Historiography and pseudo-history
  • Stefanie Würth
  • Language
  • Michael Barnes
  • Late prose fiction (lygisögur)
  • Matthew Driscoll
  • Late secular poetry
  • Shawn Hughes
  • Laws
  • Gudmund Sandvik and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson
  • Rory McTurk
  • Manuscripts and palaeography
  • Guðvarður Már Gunnlaugsson
  • Metre and metrics
  • Russell Poole
  • Orality and literacy in the Sagas of Icelanders
  • Gísli Sigurðsson
  • Pagan myth and religion
  • Peter Orton
  • The post-medieval reception and Old Norse and Old Icelandic literature
  • Andrew Wawn
  • Archaeology of economy and society
  • Prose of Christian instruction
  • Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir
  • Rhetoric and style
  • Þórir Óskarsson
  • Romance (translated riddarasögur)
  • Jürg Glauser
  • Royal biography
  • Ármann Jakobsson
  • Runes
  • Patrik Larsson
  • Orri Vésteinsson
  • Sagas of contemporary history (Sturluga saga) : texts and research
  • Úlfar Bragason
  • Sagas of Icelandic prehistory (fornaldarsögur)
  • Torfi H. Tulinius
  • Short prose narrative (þáttr)
  • Elizabeth Ashman Rowe and Joseph Harris
  • Skaldic poetry
  • Diana Whaley
  • Social institutions
  • Gunnar Karlsson
  • Christian biography
  • Women in Old Norse poetry and sagas
  • Judy Quinn
  • Margaret Cormack
  • Christian poetry
  • Katrina Attwood
Control code
ocm81453314
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 567 p.
Isbn
9781405163675
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)81453314
Label
A companion to Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture, edited by Rory McTurk
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2005
  • "First published in paperback 2007 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Continuity? The Icelandic sagas in post-medieval times
  • Jón Karl Helgason
  • Eddic poetry
  • Terry Gunnell
  • Family sagas
  • Vésteinn Ólason
  • Geography and travel
  • Judith Jesch
  • Historical background : Iceland 870-1400
  • Helgi Þorláksson
  • Introduction
  • Historiography and pseudo-history
  • Stefanie Würth
  • Language
  • Michael Barnes
  • Late prose fiction (lygisögur)
  • Matthew Driscoll
  • Late secular poetry
  • Shawn Hughes
  • Laws
  • Gudmund Sandvik and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson
  • Rory McTurk
  • Manuscripts and palaeography
  • Guðvarður Már Gunnlaugsson
  • Metre and metrics
  • Russell Poole
  • Orality and literacy in the Sagas of Icelanders
  • Gísli Sigurðsson
  • Pagan myth and religion
  • Peter Orton
  • The post-medieval reception and Old Norse and Old Icelandic literature
  • Andrew Wawn
  • Archaeology of economy and society
  • Prose of Christian instruction
  • Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir
  • Rhetoric and style
  • Þórir Óskarsson
  • Romance (translated riddarasögur)
  • Jürg Glauser
  • Royal biography
  • Ármann Jakobsson
  • Runes
  • Patrik Larsson
  • Orri Vésteinsson
  • Sagas of contemporary history (Sturluga saga) : texts and research
  • Úlfar Bragason
  • Sagas of Icelandic prehistory (fornaldarsögur)
  • Torfi H. Tulinius
  • Short prose narrative (þáttr)
  • Elizabeth Ashman Rowe and Joseph Harris
  • Skaldic poetry
  • Diana Whaley
  • Social institutions
  • Gunnar Karlsson
  • Christian biography
  • Women in Old Norse poetry and sagas
  • Judy Quinn
  • Margaret Cormack
  • Christian poetry
  • Katrina Attwood
Control code
ocm81453314
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 567 p.
Isbn
9781405163675
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)81453314

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