Heimskringla: 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.

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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...
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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

IntroductionSnorri's ForewordThe Saga of the Ynglings/Ynglinga sagaThe Saga of Hálfdan the Black/Hálfdanar saga SvartaThe Saga of Harald Fairhair/Haralds saga HárfagraThe Saga of Hikon the Good/Hákonar saga GóthaThe Saga of Harald Graycloak/Haralds saga GráfeldarThe Saga of Óláf Tryggvason/Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar Saint Óláf's Saga/Óláfs saga HelgaThe Saga of Magnús the Good/Magnús saga ins GóthaThe Saga of Harald Sigurtharson (Hardruler)/Haralds saga SigurtharsonarThe Saga of Óláf the Gentle/Óláfs saga KyrraThe Saga of Magnús Barelegs/Magnúss saga BerfoettsThe Saga of the Sons of Magnús/Magnússona sagaThe Saga of Magnús the Blind and Harald Gilli/Magnúss saga Blinda ok Harald GillaThe Saga of the Sons of Harald/Haraldssona sagaThe Saga of Hákon the Broadshouldered/Hákønar saga HerthibreithsThe Saga of Magnús Erlingsson/Magnús saga ErlingssonarIndex

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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