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Heimskringla: Olaf Sagas volume 2 (Everyman's Library)

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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 1st 1974 by J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd (first published January 1st 1964)
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James Violand
Sep 09, 2014 James Violand rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Saga lovers and Norse history buffs
Shelves: own
Norse sagas written in Iceland around 1210 by Snorri Sturluson (I couldn't possibly have made up that name!). It records histories and traditions of the Norse people. Some material is gruesome, but then we're dealing with a people who hoped to die in battle!
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Snorri Sturluson (also spelled Snorre Sturlason) was an Icelandic historian, poet and politician. He was twice elected lawspeaker at the Icelandic parliament, the Althing. He was the author of the Prose Edda or Younger Edda, which consists of Gylfaginning ("the fooling of Gylfi"), a narrative of Norse mythology, the Skáldskaparmál, a book of poetic language, and the Háttatal, a list of verse ...more
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