Njal S Saga

Author: Robert Cook
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780140447699
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Full of dreams, strange prophecies, sexual slander, violent power struggles and fragile peace settlements, Njal's Saga is a compelling chronicle of a fifty-year blood feud. Written in the late thirteenth century, it is the most powerful and popular of the great Icelandic Family Sagas and teems with memorable and complex characters such as Gunnar of Hlidarendi, a powerful warrior with an aversion to killing, and the not-wholly-villainous Mord Valgardsson. Alongside the heroism and prowess there is also blood spilt in acts of cowardice and cruelty. Despite its distance from us in time and place, Njal's Saga explores perennial human problems: from failed marriages to divided loyalties, from the law's inability to curb human passions to the terrible consequences when decent men and women are swept up in a tide of violence quite beyond their control.

Njal S Saga

Author: Magnus Magnusson
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An Icelandic family sage, probably from the 13th century, in a modern translation.

Nj Ls Saga

Author: Lars Lönnroth
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520027084
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The Rewriting Of Nj Ls Saga

Author: Jón Karl Helgason
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853594571
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The Rewriting of Njáls saga concerns itself with the process which enables literary texts to cross cultures and endure history. Through six interrelated case studies, Jón Karl Helgason focuses on the reception of Njáls saga, the most distinguished of the Icelandic sagas, in Britain, the United States, Denmark, Norway and Iceland, between 1861 and 1945. The editions and translations in question claim to represent a medieval narrative to their audience, but Helgason emphasises how these texts simultaneously reflect the rewriters' contemporary ideas about race, culture, politics and poetics. Introducing the principles of comparative Translation Studies to the field of Medieval Literature, Helgason's book identifies the dialogue between literary (re)production and society.

Nj L S Saga

Author: Carl Frank Bayerschmidt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313208140
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Though connoisseurs may insist that several other sagas excell the Njal's as works of art, Njala (as the Icelanders fondly call it) has by all odds been the most famous Icelandic saga and the best loved in ancient as well as in modern times.

Nordic Magic Healing

Author: Yves Kodratoff
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1581125739
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Galdr is a song or howling by which a poem written in runes is "made active." Anthropological texts will often describe a healing ritual where the healer has been seen to mutter some indistinct words over the patient. This book gives these 'mutterings' back their true meaning and importance. It will also explain their rational value by clearly stating the root causes of the sickness, and explore their religious meaning. The poetry and creativity of these chants combine to form a very effective healing technique, albeit a very difficult one. Many of you will be familiar with karate's 'scream that kills', that came to us from the East. We will explore the 'scream (or song) that heals' called galdr by the Norse. In this book, galdr will be explored in two ways: by looking at a new interpretation of the famous Finish epic, Kalevala; and by considering pagan charms from various parts of the world, including two unexpected sources, those from Lithuania (not yet published) and those from Hildegard von Bingen (a German Christian visionary of the early twelfth century, whose charms were not considered to be Pagan). The Kalevala teaches us the twelve steps for physical healing, and the nine steps for healing mental illness. Old charms are used as a model for buidling new ones.

Gods Heroes Kings

Author: Christopher R. Fee
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195174038
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Annotation - A fascinating account of Britain's mythic traditions.

Frederic Amory In Memoriam Old Norse Icelandic Studies

Author: John Lindow
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0692520163
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With this volume, twelve distinguished scholars from Europe, Iceland, and North America honor the memory of Frederic Amory with contributions to the field of Old Norse-Icelandic studies. Topics treated include, inter alia, several in which Amory did important work, such as skaldic poetics, the locutions of poetry, and saga narrative techniques. CONTRIBUTIONS BY RICHARD PERKINS; RUSSELL POOLE; JOHN LINDOW; MARVIN TAYLOR; ASDIS EGILSDOTTIR; THEODORE M. ANDERSSON; GEORGE CLARK; MARIA BONNER; RORY MCTURK; ORLEIFUR HAUKSSON;HANS FIX; and ANATOLY LIBERMAN"