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Poems of the Elder Edda (Middle Ages Series)

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The great poetic tradition of pre-Christian Scandinavia is known to us almost exclusively though the Poetic Edda. The poems originated in Iceland, Norway, and Greenland between the ninth and thirteenth centuries, when they were compiled in a unique manuscript known as the Codex Regius.The poems are primarily lyrical rather than narrative. Terry's readable translation includes the magnificent cosmological poem Voluspa (The Sibyl's Prophecy), didactic poems concerned with mythology and the everyday conduct of life, and heroic poems, of which an important group is concerned with the story of Sigurd and Brynhild.Poems of the Elder Edda will appeal to students of Old Norse, Icelandic, and Medieval literature, as well as to general readers of poetry.

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The great poetic tradition of pre-Christian Scandinavia is known to us almost exclusively though theThe great poetic tradition of pre-Christian Scandinavia is known to us almost exclusively though the

Synopsis:

The great poetic tradition of pre-Christian Scandinavia is known to us almost exclusively though the Poetic Edda. The poems originated in Iceland, Norway, and Grennland between the ninth and thirteenth centuries, when they were compiled in a unique

Synopsis:

A revised edition of Terry's classic "Poems of the Vikings", long out of print. This edition has a new preface, updated references, and expanded notes and glossary. The translation itself has been extensively revised.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812282207
Translator:
Terry, Patricia Ann
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Translator:
Terry, Patricia Ann
Introduction by:
Dunn, Charles W.
Introduction:
Dunn, Charles W.
Author:
Terry, Patricia Ann
Location:
Philadelphia :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Middle ages
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
European - German
Subject:
Eddas.
Subject:
Old Norse poetry.
Subject:
Middle Ages -- Poetry.
Subject:
Old Norse poetry -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
Rev. ed..
Series:
Middle Ages Series
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
19900431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English.
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.99x6.05x.79 in. 1.00 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The great poetic tradition of pre-Christian Scandinavia is known to us almost exclusively though theThe great poetic tradition of pre-Christian Scandinavia is known to us almost exclusively though the
"Synopsis" by , The great poetic tradition of pre-Christian Scandinavia is known to us almost exclusively though the Poetic Edda. The poems originated in Iceland, Norway, and Grennland between the ninth and thirteenth centuries, when they were compiled in a unique
"Synopsis" by , A revised edition of Terry's classic "Poems of the Vikings", long out of print. This edition has a new preface, updated references, and expanded notes and glossary. The translation itself has been extensively revised.
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