Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway by Snorri Snorri SturlusonHeimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway by Snorri Snorri Sturluson

Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway

bySnorri Snorri SturlusonTranslated byLee M. Hollander

Paperback | January 1, 1991

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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. Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as a national treasure, Heimskringla influenced the thinking and literary style of Scandinavia over several centuries.

Snorri Sturluson's fame as a historian---his main work is the 16 sagas included in Heimskringla (c.1230), a monumental history of Norway from its beginning until 1177---lies both in his critical approach to sources and in his fine, realistic exposition of event and motivation. A similar combination of scholarly and imaginative talent i...
Title:Heimskringla: History of the Kings of NorwayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:880 pages, 8.98 × 6.03 × 1.91 inPublished:January 1, 1991Publisher:University Of Texas Press

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ISBN - 10:0292730616

ISBN - 13:9780292730618

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Snorri's Foreword
  • The Saga of the Ynglings/Ynglinga saga
  • The Saga of Hálfdan the Black/Hálfdanar saga Svarta
  • The Saga of Harald Fairhair/Haralds saga Hárfagra
  • The Saga of Hikon the Good/Hákonar saga Góða
  • The Saga of Harald Graycloak/Haralds saga Gráfeldar
  • The Saga of Óláf Tryggvason/Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar Saint Óláf's Saga/Óláfs saga Helga
  • The Saga of Magnús the Good/Magnús saga ins Góða
  • The Saga of Harald Sigurtharson (Hardruler)/Haralds saga Sigurðarsonar
  • The Saga of Óláf the Gentle/Óláfs saga Kyrra
  • The Saga of Magnús Barelegs/Magnúss saga Berfoetts
  • The Saga of the Sons of Magnús/Magnússona saga
  • The Saga of Magnús the Blind and Harald Gilli/Magnúss saga Blinda ok Harald Gilla
  • The Saga of the Sons of Harald/Haraldssona saga
  • The Saga of Hákon the Broadshouldered/Hákønar saga Herthibreiths
  • The Saga of Magnús Erlingsson/Magnús saga Erlingssonar
  • Index

Editorial 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." - Modern Philology