Saga of the J�msv�kings

ISBN-10: 0292776233

ISBN-13: 9780292776234

Edition: 1955 (Reprint)

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Description: In Lee M. Hollander's faithful translation, all of the unknown twelfth-century author's narrative genius and flair for dramatic situation and pungent characterisation is preserved. Hollander was professor emeritus of Germanic languages at the University of Texas at Austin and an authority in Nordic language and literature. His translations of the best prose and poetry of the Old North - among themHeimskringla: History of the Kings of NorwayandThe Poetic Edda- have also appearedunder the imprint of the University of Texas Press.In A.D. 986, Earl Hkon, ruler of most of Norway, won a triumphant victory over an invading fleet of Danes in the great naval battle of Hjrunga Bay. Sailing under his banner were no fewer than five Icelandic skalds, the poet-historians of the Old Norse world. Like good war correspondents of the present, they went home after the battle to relate what they had seen and heard: and, being poets as well as reporters, no doubt they seasoned their versions well with imagination. Two centuries later their accounts of the battle became the basis for one of the liveliest of the Icelandic sagas, with special emphasis on the doings of the Jmsvikings, the famed members of a warrior community that feared no one and dared all.

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 1955
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 116
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
Kn7t the Foundling
King Gorm' Dreams
Earl Harold' Visions
Kn7t Gormsson Is Slain in England
King Harold and Earl H_kon Plot Together
King Harold Has -ki T=kason Slain
Palnir' Marriage. The Rise of Palnat=ki
Of King Harold and Saumaesa
Svein' Dealings with King Harold
Palnat=ki Slays King Harold and Proclaims Svein King
Palnat=ki Acknowledges His Arrow
The Founding of J=msborg
Of Earl Str7t-Harold and VTseti and Their Sons
King Svein Arbitrates the Feud
B7i, Sigvaldi, and Vagn Join the J=msvikings
Of Palnat=ki' Death and Sigvaldi' Ambition
Sigvaldi Captures King Svein
The Vows of the J=msvikings
Geirmund Escapes and Warns Earl H_kon
Preparations for the Battle
The Battle
The Aftermath
The Testing of the J=msvikings
Of Vagn, Sigvaldi, and the Other J=msvikings
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