Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway

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Product Details

Price
$39.95
Publisher
University of Texas Press
Publish Date
Pages
854
Dimensions
6.14 X 9.06 X 1.94 inches | 2.56 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780292730618
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About the Author

Lee M. Hollander was Professor of Germanic Languages at the University of Texas at Austin and an authority in Nordic language and literature.

Reviews

Among the many contibutions to world literature that ancient Iceland has given us, Heimskringla stands out as one of the truly monumental works. Among medieval European histories in the vernacular it has no equal.
[Snorri Sturluson] speaks--as almost no other historian ever has spoken--with the authority of a man whose masterful skills would have made him one of the formidable, foremost in any of the events he records. So he saturates even remotely past happenings with a gripping first-hand quality...Hollander's translation is very good, fresh on every page ...Wherever you open the book, the life grips you and you read on.... -- Ted Hughes "New York Review of Books"
ÝSnorri Sturluson¨ speaks--as almost no other historian ever has spoken--with the authority of a man whose masterful skills would have made him one of the formidable, foremost in any of the events he records. So he saturates even remotely past happenings with a gripping first-hand quality...Hollander's translation is very good, fresh on every page ...Wherever you open the book, the life grips you and you read on.... -- Ted Hughes "New York Review of Books"
ÝSnorri Sturluson¨ speaks?as almost no other historian ever has spoken?with the authority of a man whose masterful skills would have made him one of the formidable, foremost in any of the events he records. So he saturates even remotely past happenings with a gripping first-hand quality...Hollander's translation is very good, fresh on every page ...Wherever you open the book, the life grips you and you read on.... -- Ted Hughes "New York Review of Books"
[Snorri Sturluson] speaks?as almost no other historian ever has spoken?with the authority of a man whose masterful skills would have made him one of the formidable, foremost in any of the events he records. So he saturates even remotely past happenings with a gripping first-hand quality...Hollander's translation is very good, fresh on every page ...Wherever you open the book, the life grips you and you read on....