• Heimskringla

Heimskringla

Heimskringla

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  • Author
    Snorri Sturluson
  • Publisher
    University Of Texas Press
  • Publication date
    05 July 2010

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    Heimskringla

  • Author

    Snorri Sturluson

  • Date Published

    05 July 2010

  • Publisher

    University Of Texas Press

  • Pages

    881 pages

  • ISBN

    9780292786967

Book Description

A collection of sagas concerning the various rulers of Norway, from about 850 to 1177.

Beginning with the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the history of the kings of Norway through the reign of Olaf Haraldsson, who became Norway’s patron saint. Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as a national treasure, Heimskringla influenced the thinking and literary style of Scandinavia over several centuries.

“[Snorri Sturluson] speaks—as almost no other historian ever has spoken—with the authority of a man whose masterful skills would have made him one of the formidable, foremost in any of the events he records. So he saturates even remotely past happenings with a gripping first-hand quality...Hollander’s translation is very good, fresh on every page . . . Wherever you open the book, the life grips you and you read on.” —Ted Hughes, New York Review of Books

“Among the many contributions to world literature that ancient Iceland has given us, Heimskringla stands out as one of the truly monumental works. Among medieval European histories in the vernacular it has no equal.” —Modern Philology

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