The Sagas of the Icelanders
  • Author : Jane Smilely
  • Release Date : 24 February 2005
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 13 : 9780141933269
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The Sagas of the Icelanders Book Summary

In Iceland, the age of the Vikings is also known as the Saga Age. A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world’s great literary treasures – as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set around the turn of the last millennium, these stories depict with an astonishingly modern realism the lives and deeds of the Norse men and women who first settled in Iceland and of their descendants, who ventured farther west to Greenland and, ultimately, North America. Sailing as far from the archetypal heroic adventure as the long ships did from home, the Sagas are written with psychological intensity, peopled by characters with depth, and explore perennial human issues like love, hate, fate and freedom.

The Sagas of the Icelanders

The Sagas of the Icelanders

Author : Jane Smilely
Publisher : Penguin UK
Genre : Fiction
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In Iceland, the age of the Vikings is also known as the Saga Age. A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world’s great literary treasures – as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set around the turn of ...

Barbarians in the Sagas of Icelanders

Barbarians in the Sagas of Icelanders

Author : William H. Norman
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book explores accounts in the Sagas of Icelanders of encounters with foreign peoples, both abroad and in Iceland, who are portrayed according to stereotypes which vary depending on their origins. Notably, inhabitants of the places identified in the sagas as Írland, Skotland and Vínland are portrayed as being ...

Sagas of the Icelanders

Sagas of the Icelanders

Author : John Tucker
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A collection of essays on Icelandic sagas from the middle ages, which concern the earliest period of Icelandic history. Includes references....

Icelanders in the Viking Age

Icelanders in the Viking Age

Author : William R. Short
Publisher : McFarland
Genre : History
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The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-Age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. Yet these tales are little read today, even by lovers of literature. The culture and history of the people depicted in the Sagas are often unfamiliar to the modern ...

Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland

Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Penguin UK
Genre : Fiction
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Comic Sagas and Tales brings together the very finest Icelandic stories from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries, a time of civil unrest and social upheaval. With feuding families and moments of grotesque violence, the sagas see such classic mythological figures as murdered fathers, disguised beggars, corrupt chieftains and avenging ...

Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders

Men and Masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders

Author : Gareth Lloyd Evans
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume is the first book-length study of masculinities in the Sagas of Icelanders. Spanning the entire corpus of the Sagas of Icelanders—and taking into account a number of little-studied sagas as well as the more well-known works—it comprehensively interrogates the construction, operation, and problematization of masculinities in ...

The Complete Sagas of Icelanders  Including 49 Tales

The Complete Sagas of Icelanders Including 49 Tales

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Old Norse literature
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The set contains "the first complete, coordinated English translation of The sagas of Icelanders, forty in all, together with forty-nine of the shorter Tales of Icelanders."--Preface....

An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders

An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders

Author : Carl Phelpstead
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : LITERARY CRITICISM
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Combining an accessible approach with innovative scholarship, Carl Phelpstead draws on historical context, contemporary theory, and close reading to deepen our understanding of Icelandic saga narratives about the island's early history....