Beginning with the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the history of the kings of Norway through. Heimskringla is the best known of the Old Norse kings’ sagas. It was written in Old Norse in Heimskringla is a collection of sagas about Swedish and Norwegian kings, beginning with the saga of the legendary Swedish dynasty of the. Find great deals for Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway by Snorri Sturluson (, Paperback). Shop with confidence on eBay!.

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Heimskringla : History of the Kings of Norway by Snorri Sturluson (1991, Paperback)

In the 19th century, as Norway was achieving independence after centuries of union with Denmark and Sweden, the stories of the independent Norwegian medieval kingdom won great popularity in Norway.

Snorre Sturlason, Kongesagaer Kristiania, Snorri explicitly mentions a few prose sources, now mostly lost in the form that he knew them: Heimskringla consists of several sagas, often thought of as morway into three groups, giving the overall work the character of a triptych. The Saga of the Sons of Harald. She asked for this book on her list heimskrinhla things she would like to receive.

So he saturates even remotely past happenings with a gripping first-hand quality Reviews “Snorri Sturluson speaks – as almost no other historian ever has spoken – heimskrinngla the authority of a man whose masterful skills would have made him one of the formidable, foremost in any of the events he records. See details for additional description.

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The stories are told with a life and freshness, giving a picture of human life in all its reality. It is a fascinating account of life in Norway, England, and Iceland and of the poet-warrior Egil, whose tbe verse is renowned for its unusual emotional and personal qualities. The life grips you and you read on” Ted Hughes, New York Review of Books Among the many contibutions to world literature that ancient Iceland has given us, Heimskringla stands out as one of the truly monumental works.

Viking Society for Northern Research, second edition heimskrongla, vol 1 2nd edn p. History of the Kings of Norway.

History Paperback Catholic Books. See all 9 brand new listings. Henige Snippet view – Heimskringla contains the following sagas see also List of Norwegian monarchs:. This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat Beginning with the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the history of the kings of Norway through the reign of Olaf Haraldsson, who became Norway’s patron saint.

Tells how the scions of the mythical gods and their descendants, the Swedish kings, colonised and subdued Heimskrinlga, shire by shire, until King Harald Fairhair united the whole realm.

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You may also like. Show More Show Less. An English translation by Samuel Laing was finally published inwith a second edition in The most recent English translation of Heimskringla is by Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes and is available open-access. Views Read Edit View history. Wherever you open the book, the life grips you and you read on.


It was a Gift It was a gift for my Mom for Christmas. From Kinngs, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: The name Heimskringla was first used in the 17th century, derived from the first two words of one of the manuscripts kringla heimsins”the circle of the world”.

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Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Snorri also made extensive use of skaldic verse which he believed to have been composed at the time of the events portrayed and transmitted orally from that time onwards, and clearly made us of other oral accounts, though it is uncertain to what extent.

Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as a national treasure, Heimskringla influenced This book reflects the attitude of Norway, torn by bloody feuds. While it is a great book to read for a glimpse of what was happening in Scandinavia in the dark ages, it is interesting to read it in conjunction with the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles where their timelines cross and events are mentioned from both sides.