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From Asgard to Valhalla The Remarkable History of the Norse Myths

ISBN-10: 1845118294
ISBN-13: 9781845118297
Edition: 2009
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Description: This is the first book to show how the Norse myths have resonated from era to era: from Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of Beowulf ; and from Wagner's Ring to Marvel Comics' Mighty Thor . Heather O'Donoghue considers the wider  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

This is the first book to show how the Norse myths have resonated from era to era: from Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of Beowulf ; and from Wagner's Ring to Marvel Comics' Mighty Thor . Heather O'Donoghue considers the wider contexts of Norse mythology, including its origins, medieval expression and reception in post-medieval societies right up to the present. From Asgard to Valhalla is a book that will intrigue and delight anyone with an interest in how the Norse myths have so profoundly shaped the western cultural heritage.

List of Plates
Acknowledgements
A Note on Proper Names
Introduction
The Earliest Sources of Old Norse Mythology
Creation and Cosmos
Gods and Giants
Heroes and Humans
Afterlife and Apocalypse
The Reception of Norse Myth
The Viking Legacy
Romantic Revolutions
The Rise of Racism
Contemporary Myths
Epilogue
Timeline
Bibliography
Index

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