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Orkneyinga Saga: The History of the Earls of Orkney

Palsson, Hermann & Edwards, Paul (trans.)

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ISBN 10: 0140443835 / ISBN 13: 9780140443837
Published by Penguin Books, Middlesex, England, 1981
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251 pps. Titles: frt. & sp. Illust. w/ b/w maps (listed). Wrp. edges have transparent protective taping. Age-toned interior leaves are clean and tight. Saga of the Norse earls of Orkney. Includes genealogy and glossaries of personal names and place-names. Bookseller Inventory # 007498

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Title: Orkneyinga Saga: The History of the Earls of...

Publisher: Penguin Books, Middlesex, England

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Fair

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Written around AD 1200 by an unnamed Icelandic author, the Orkneyinga Saga is an intriguing fusion of myth, legend and history. The only medieval chronicle to have Orkney as the central place of action, it tells of an era when the islands were still part of the Viking world, beginning with their conquest by the kings of Norway in the ninth century. The saga describes the subsequent history of the Earldom of Orkney and the adventures of great Norsemen such as Sigurd the Powerful, St Magnus the Martyr and Hrolf, the conqueror of Normandy. Savagely powerful and poetic, this is a fascinating depiction of an age of brutal battles, murder, sorcery and bitter family feuds.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Paul and Sarah Edwards are the bestselling coauthors of numerous books, including Finding Your Perfect Work, The Best Home Businesses for the 21st Century, and Making Money in Cyberspace. They provide millions of people with informative and inspirational advice on self-employment through their radio and television shows, their online venues, and their popular newspaper and magazine columns.

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