The Prose Edda

Author: Jesse L Byock

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014191274X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The Prose Edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, dwarves and elves struggle for survival. It also preserves the oral memory of heroes, warrior kings and queens. In clear prose interspersed with powerful verse, the Edda provides unparalleled insight into the gods' tragic realization that the future holds one final cataclysmic battle, Ragnarok, when the world will be destroyed. These tales from the pagan era have proved to be among the most influential of all myths and legends, inspiring modern works as diverse as Wagner's Ring Cycle and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
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Die Edda

Die germanischen Göttersagen

Author: Walter Hansen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783939722823

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Page: 159

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Epic

Author: Conor Kostick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783789140259

Category:

Page: 365

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Codex Regius

Thriller

Author: Arnaldur Indriðason

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838712579

Category: Fiction

Page: 445

View: 8355

Kopenhagen in den 50er-Jahren: Die Begegnung mit seinem Professor stellt Valdemars bisher beschauliches Leben völlig auf den Kopf. Der junge Isländer war nach Dänemark gereist, um hier über die alten Pergamenthandschriften zu forschen. Er kommt dunklen Geheimnissen auf die Spur und macht sich zusammen mit dem Professor auf die Suche nach verloren gegangenen Manuskripten. Ihre Jagd führt die beiden durch halb Europa und nicht selten geraten sie dabei in große Gefahr - denn für diese wertvollen Kulturschätze sind andere bereit, über Leichen zu gehen ...
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Nordische Mythen und Sagen

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732539962

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 1906

Warum bebt die Erde? Wie entstanden Ebbe und Flut? Wie kam die Poesie in unsere Welt? Neil Gaiman erzählt die nordischen Sagen und Mythen neu, mit Witz und Sinnlichkeit, voller Zuneigung und Neugierde. Wir machen Bekanntschaft mit dem mächtigen Odin, reisen mit Thor und seinem Hammer durch die neun nordischen Welten, sind bezaubert von den Göttern und entsetzt von mancher Skrupellosigkeit. Machen Sie sich die Sagen zu eigen, erzählen Sie sie weiter, an den langen kalten Winterabenden, in den lauen Sommernächten. Nach der Lektüre werden Sie selbst die Wolken mit anderen Augen betrachten.
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Gylfaginning

Author: Snorri Sturluson

Publisher: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft Abt. Verlag

ISBN: 9783534093243

Category: Religion

Page: 669

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Friendship in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

Explorations of a Fundamental Ethical Discourse

Author: Albrecht Classen,Marilyn Sandidge

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110253984

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 811

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Although it seems that erotic love generally was the prevailing topic in the medieval world and the Early Modern Age, parallel to this the Ciceronian ideal of friendship also dominated the public discourse, as this collection of essays demonstrates. Following an extensive introduction, the individual contributions explore the functions and the character of friendship from Late Antiquity (Augustine) to the 17th century. They show the spectrum of variety in which this topic appeared ‑ not only in literature, but also in politics and even in painting.
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Mythos Ägypten

die Geschichte einer Wiederentdeckung

Author: Joyce A. Tyldesley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150105986

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Page: 312

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The Penguin Classics Book

In Search of the Best Books Ever Written

Author: Henry Eliot

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141990937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

View: 4515

Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.
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Myths of the Norsemen

Author: Patricia A. Dawson

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502609924

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Norsemen had a strong tradition of gods, rituals, and myths. Readers will discover more about the Norse: how they lived, where they lived, and what they did. The book explores how the stories and myths affected the culture of the Norse peoples, and how the cultures in turn affected the stories that pulled them together.
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Gods and Warriors - Die Insel der Heiligen Toten

Author: Michelle Paver

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641110033

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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Der 12-jährige Ziegenhirt Hylas weiß nicht, wie ihm geschieht, als ihn in den Bergen plötzlich mysteriöse Krieger angreifen – albtraumhafte Gestalten in Rüstungen aus schwarzem Leder, umgeben von einem Dickicht aus Speeren, die Gesichter mit Asche beschmiert. Diese schwarzen Krieger wollen Hylas töten. Er weiß nicht, warum, aber er muss entkommen. Und so beginnt seine Reise über Land und Meer. Seine einzigen Verbündeten sind Pirra, die rebellische Tochter einer Hohepriesterin, und ein Delfin namens Filos. Aber die schwarzen Krieger sind erbarmungslos. Doch warum nur jagen sie Hylas ... und wie soll er überleben?
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Saxonis grammatici

Author: A. Holder

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5877937359

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Ein Puppenheim

Schauspiel in drei Akten

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9925033268

Category: Poetry

Page: 108

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Nachdruck des Originals von 1914.
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Frauen der Vikingzeit

Author: Judith Jesch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

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Translating the Sagas

Two Hundred Years of Challenge and Response

Author: John Kennedy

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: 9782503507729

Category: History

Page: 219

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Few speakers of English have ever been able to read the Icelandic sagas in the original language, and published saga translations have played a major role in shaping attitudes towards Viking Age Scandinavia and the great literary achievements of medieval Iceland in the English-speaking world. This book is the first publication to provide an extended examination of the history and development of Icelandic saga translations into English from their beginnings in the eighteenth century to today. It explores reasons for undertaking saga translation, and the challenges confronting translators. Chapters are devoted to the pioneering saga translations, the later Victorian and Edwardian eras, the often-neglected period of the two World Wars and their aftermath, and the upsurge of saga translation in the second half of the twentieth century. The contributions of individual translators and teams are reviewed, from James Johnstone in the 1780s through major Victorians such as Samuel Laing, George Webbe Dasent, and William Morris, distinguished twentieth century figures such as Lee M. Hollander, Gwyn Jones, Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Palsson, and George Johnston, and the great co-operative project which produced The Complete Sagas of Icelanders at the century's end. The book concludes with saga translation facing interesting new possibilities and challenges, not least those generated by information technology.
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