Heimskringla; Or, The Chronicle of the Kings of Norway (Annotated) by Snorri Sturluson

Heimskringla; Or, The Chronicle of the Kings of Norway (Annotated)

bySnorri Sturluson

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Heimskringla is the most well known of the Old Norse kings' sagas. It was written in Old Norse in Iceland by the poet and historian Snorri Sturluson (1178/79–1241) ca. 1230. 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).
Heimskringla is a collection of sagas about the Norwegian kings, beginning with the saga of the legendary Swedish dynasty of the Ynglings, followed by accounts of historical Norwegian rulers from Harald Fairhair of the 9th century up to the death of the pretender Eystein Meyla in 1177. The exact sources of his work are disputed, but included earlier kings' sagas, such as Morkinskinna, Fagrskinna and the twelfth century Norwegian synoptic histories and oral traditions, notably many skaldic poems. Snorri had himself visited Norway and Sweden. For events of the mid-12th century, Snorri explicitly names the now lost work Hryggjarstykki as his source. The composition of the sagas is Snorri's.
This edition has been formatted for your reader, with an active table of contents.  This work has also been annotated, with additional information about the work and its author, including an overview, manuscript history, translations, scope, contents, and biographical information.
 

Title:Heimskringla; Or, The Chronicle of the Kings of Norway (Annotated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 17, 2015Publisher:Bronson Tweed PublishingLanguage:English

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