Saga of the Jï¿½msvï¿½kings
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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Copyright year: 1955
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1988
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
|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 Testing of the J=msvikings|
|Of Vagn, Sigvaldi, and the Other J=msvikings|