Title: Icelandic Sagas and Other Historical ...
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Book Condition: New
Book Type: Paperback
Paperback. 588 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 1.5in.This four-volume set of Icelandic sagas with English translations was prepared between 1887 and 1894 by the celebrated Icelandic scholar Gudbrand Vigfusson (1827-89) and the foremost translator of the day, Sir George Webbe Dasent (1817-96). It includes Orkneyinga saga, a history of the jarls of Orkney from the late ninth century to about 1200, composed in Iceland around 1230 but preserved complete only in the fourteenth-century Flateyjarbk; and Hkonar saga Hkonarsonar, the life of the king of Norway from 1217 to 1263 and the principal source for Norwegian history over this period, in which Hkons reign put an end to a long civil war. It was written soon after his death by the Icelandic chieftain and historian Sturla rarson at the instigation of the kings son. Volume 3 contains Dasents translation, The Orkneyingers Saga, with appended extracts from relevant texts and the life of St Magnus of Orkney. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108052481
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