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Non-native sources for the Scandinavian kings" sagas

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Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sagas -- History and criticism.,
  • Sagas -- Foreign influences.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Paul A. White.
    SeriesStudies in medieval history and culture ;, v. 34
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPT7184 .W45 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3295625M
    ISBN 100415972728
    LC Control Number2004018258

    saga definition: 1. a long story about Scandinavian history, written in the Old Norse language in the Middle Ages. Learn more. Introduction. It is my pleasure to introduce Eric Schumacher, author of the Hakon’s Saga.I became acquainted with Eric’s work when I voluntarily reviewed War King, Hakon’s Saga Book 3 for the Historical Novel makes Eric’s tale rise above others in this genre is his skill in vividly capturing the Viking culture, engaging the reader with the characterization of King Hakon. Professor Harl draws insights from an astonishing array of sources: The Russian Primary Chronicle (a Slavic text from medieval Kiev), 13th-century Icelandic poems and sagas, Byzantine accounts, Arab geographies, annals of Irish monks who faced Viking raids, Roman reports, and scores of other firsthand contemporary documents.


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Non-Native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings' Sagas (Studies in Medieval History and Culture) [Paul A. White] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Traditional scholarship on the kings' sagas has tended to focus on the textual histories and interrelationships between the various twelfth- and thirteenth-century Scandinavian by: 3.

Non-Native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings' Sagas prompts scholars to look beyond the borders of medieval Scandinavia in the attempt to account for seemingly inexplicable literary motifs and historical accounts.

Kings' Sagas and Norwegian History (Northern World) [Shami Ghosh] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book is an examination of some of the principal issues arising from the study of the kings sagasCited by: 4.

Providing an overview of the past two decades of scholarship, it discusses the vexed relationship between verse and prose and the reliability as historical sources of the verse alone or the combination of verse and prose; the possibility and extent of non-native influence on the composition of these texts; and the function of the past, in particular given that most of the historiography of Norway Cited by: 4.

Paul A. White, Non-native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings’ Sagas (London: Routledge, ), p. the less likely examples include an alleged reference to Ovid’s Remedia amoris as a source of inspiration for the story of King Eystein consoling a love-sick retainer (White.

Book Kings' Sagas and Norwegian History - This book is an examination of some of the principal issues arising from the study of the kings’ sagas, the main narrative sources for Norwegian history before c. Other articles where Ynglinga Saga is discussed: Germanic religion and mythology: Scandinavian literary sources: section of this book, the “Ynglinga saga,” is of particular interest, for in it, Snorri described the descent of the kings of Norway from the royal house of Sweden, the Ynglingar, who, in their turn, were said to descend from gods.

This book is an examination of some of the principal issues arising from the study of the kings sagas, the main narrative sources for Norwegian history before c.

Providing an overview of the past two decades of scholarship, it discusses the vexed relationship between verse and prose and the reliability as historical sources of the verse.

Kings' sagas (Norwegian: Kongesagaer) are Old Norse sagas which principally tell of the lives of semi-legendary and legendary (mythological, fictional) Nordic kings, also known as saga kings.

They were composed during the twelfth through the fourteenth centuries in Iceland and Norway. Books shelved as norse-sagas: The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson, King Harald's Saga by Snorri Sturluson, The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki by Anonymous, The. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xv, pages ; 24 cm.

Contents: Ch. Background to the kings' sagas --Ch. and the synoptic historians' use of foreign sources --Ch. n sources in the saga of Olafr Tryggvason --Ch.

saga and the Hagiographic tradition --Ch. period of the great compilations Morkinskinna, Fagrskinna, and. Paul A. White, Non-Native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings' Saga. (Studies in Medieval History and Culture, ) New York and London: Routledge, The legendary kings of Sweden are the Swedish kings who preceded Eric the Victorious, according to sources such as the Norse Sagas, Beowulf, Rimbert, Adam of Bremen and Saxo Grammaticus, but who are of disputed historicity because the sources are.

Non-native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings' Sagas by Paul A. White. Study of foreign influences on medieval Scandinavian sagas. Study of foreign influences on medieval Scandinavian sagas. The book uses sagas and legal texts to re-examine the relations between mediaeval Icelanders and the Norwegian kings.

It demonstrates that the Icelanders - partly subjects of the king, and partly beyond his power - were ready to negotiate with him for their own benefit, and presents a methodological re-evaluation of authorial attributions of the sagas and their use as historical by: 4.

Scandinavian sources on the composition of the sagas, and suggests that more attention needs to be given to the cultural trafffijic around the North Sea in the years c–c in order better to understand how the kings’ sagas relate to the wider sphere of medieval European historiography.

Book & CD-ROM. The oldest Non-Native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings' Sagas av Paul A. White inbunden,Engelska, ISBN Traditional scholarship on the kings' sagas has tended to focus on the textual histories and interrelationships between the various twelfth- and thirteenth-century Scandinavian.

This book is an examination of some of the principal issues arising from the study of the kings’ sagas, the main narrative sources for Norwegian history before c. Providing an overview of the past two decades of scholarship, it discusses the vexed relationship between verse and Author: Shami Ghosh.

The Scandinavian written sources can be divided into chronicles, sagas, skaldic epics, laws and runic inscriptions. Chronicles Chronicon Roskildense (the Roskilde Chronicle) from around – and Saxo’s Latin work on the exploits of the Danes, Gesta Danorum (the Denmark Chronicle) from about ADare considered today to be the two.

Most were written down between tosometimes existing as oral traditions long before, others are pure fiction, and for some we do know the sources: the author of King Sverrir's saga had met the king and used him as a source.

Classification. Norse sagas are generally classified as: the Kings' sagas (Konungasögur), Icelanders' sagas. Byunder the kingship of Æthelstan, the Danish territories in their entirety had been annexed.

And that is the context of the source material for the Egils saga and Gunnlaugs saga authors – an identifiably Scandinavian England, ruled by Anglo-Saxon kings.

To highlight this point, let’s finally get to the archaeology. The sagas of kings, bishops, contemporary sagas have their own time frame.

Most were written down between andsometimes existing as oral traditions long before, others are pure fiction, and for some we do know the sources: the author of King Sverrir's saga had met the king and used him as a source.

Saga is usually a narrative, either in poems or prose, dealing with historical, legendary and mythical subjects, written in Old Norse, during the 13thth century.

The Icelandic sagas can be divided into three different categories: Kings’ Sagas, Family Sagas, and Heroic or Legendary s: Scandinavian kings in the British Isles, Alfred P. Smyth. Oxford University Press, - History - pages. 0 Reviews.

From inside the book. What people are Chronicle Pdttr Picts Ragnarr lo5brok Ragnars saga raid record reign relating ruler Saxo Saxo's Saxon Chronicles parallel Scandinavian sources Schlauch Scotland.

Icelandic literature - Icelandic literature - The Icelanders’ sagas: The Icelanders’ sagas (also called family sagas) are about heroes who supposedly lived in the 10th and 11th centuries. Their origins are unclear, and it is debatable whether they are faithful records of history.

One theory has suggested that they were composed in the 11th century and transmitted orally until written down. The Poetic Edda, also known as the Elder Edda, is a collection of stories first written down about a thousand years ago. This translation, by Henry Adams Bellows, includes tales of a number of gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters, kings and warrior the 13th century, an Icelandic poet named Snorri Sturleson composed the Edda, which was the first time anyone had written down all of.

A collection of genealogical profiles related to Scandinavian sagas. Project Scandinavian sagas. This project has as its aim to create on Geni an accurate representation of the genealogical information present in the parts of the Saga literature that present a reasonably coherent picture. This book of ancient Scandinavian literature was compiled by Snorri Sturluson about Other sagas include the Elder Edda or Codex Regius and the Heimskringla which chronicles the Kings of Norway.

The Eddas are invaluable sources on pre-Christian Scandinavian culture. Equally important is the Saga of Erik the Red and the Greenlanders' Saga. And even with the sources we have a problem remains.

M any Scandinavian sources on the early Middle Ages are vague, or biased, and almost everything was written many centuries after the events. Take the work of Saxo Grammaticus, a Danish clerk who lived around and wrote a book called Gesta Danorum, The Deeds of the Danes.

Not only was he. King Harald's Saga contains one section of Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla, published as a standalone. It's a fascinating portrait of King Harald Sigurdsson, perhaps best known to English speakers as Harald Hadrada, the Norwegian king who invaded England in just before William the Conqueror.4/5.

Get this from a library. Kings' sagas and Norwegian history: problems and perspectives. [Shami Ghosh] -- This title is an examination of some of the principal issues arising from the study of the kings' sagas, the main narrative sources for Norwegian history before c SCANDINAVIAN HISTORY IN THE VIKING AGE.

A SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY. Table of Contents. Textbooks, reference works, and written sources. A Textbooks and reference works 1. B Written sources.

I Anthologies and series 6. II Non-Scandinavian sources 7. III West Norse prose historiography IV Old Norse verse V East Norse historiography 45File Size: 1MB. I am not sure I understand the question correctly, but there is an entire branch of pseudohistory [1] that maintains that Finland had ancient kings and a great civilisation, the existence of which has been suppressed.

It is pure bunk, of course, b. which survives as the Yngling Saga in Snorri Sturluson’s thirteenth century Heimskringla — is an invaluable source for information on the early Swedish tribe of kings, while primary information from Denmark can be pulled from Saxo Grammaticus’s Gesta Danorum.2 Even with these later sources much is.

of Iceland, the Scandinavian countries had long had kings by the period discussed in the book un‐ der review (), but the authority of the king--like that of all early medieval rulers--de‐ pended primarily on his ability to enrich his fol‐ lowers and forge alliances with other powerful aristocrats, and probably less on the.

Sturluson himself produced many of these works: Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, books about Norse mythology and heroes, the Heimskringla, a book about the kings of Norway, Scandinavian history and most likely, Egil’s saga.

Sturluson was a lawspeaker at Iceland’s Althing, a poet, historian and politician. All Book Search results » About the author () Jesse L. Byock teaches Old Norse and medieval Scandinavian subjects at the University of California, Los Angeles and is the author of Feud in the Icelandic Saga ().

The Sagas of Icelanders as a Historical Source William R. Short The ˝slendingasögur (Sagas of Icelanders, sometimes called the Icelandic family sagas) are a valuable resource in the study of society and culture in the Viking age.

However, for a variety of reasons, one can not depend upon the sagas File Size: KB. Heimskringla is a collection of sagas about Scandinavian kings – mainly Norwegian – with the opening books concerned with largely legendary material, and the rest concerned with largely historical material. Snorri references some works as his sources, and others have been identified by close reading of.

The Sources of Veraldar saga Though Veraldar saga follows a common European model, it is not a simple translation of a Latin work.

Rather, it is a paraphrasing and synthesis of several other 1 Didrik A. Seip in his essay “Veraldar saga” argues that the text was originally Norwegian. EinarAuthor: James Andrew Cross.

Kings' Sagas and Norwegian History von Shami Ghosh (ISBN ) bestellen. Schnelle Lieferung, auch auf Rechnung - or: Shami Ghosh.Jana K. Schulman studied medieval English, German, and Scandinavian languages and literatures at the University of Minnesota.

At Western Michigan University, she teaches Old English (Introduction and Seminar), Old Norse (Introduction and Seminar), Medieval Literature, British Literature I, and Western World Literature, and her scholarship centers on law and literature in medieval Iceland and.SAGA-BOOK VOL.

XL VIKING SOCIETY FOR NORTHERN RESEARCH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON where a Scandinavian leader called Rodlaibh (Rodulf) was active in the early s, and possibly even earlier. Frisian–Danish background and his family links to former Danish kings. 6 Saga-BookFile Size: 1MB.