The Chronicle Of Duke Erik: A Verse Epic From Medieval Sweden

Hardcover | July 17, 2012

Translated byErik Carlquist, Peter C. HoggIntroduction byEva Österberg

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Written in the 14th century and enjoying a Swedish national status similar to the English Beowulf, this fascinating tale with many levels of meaning reflects the ideals of politics and aesthetics typical of the age of chivalry. The rhyming verses are accompanied by prose renditions and commentary, making the work enjoyable reading for anyone with an interest in medieval texts. A valuable source for the scholarly disciplines of comparative literature and poetics, this genuine piece of Scandinavian history contains intriguing dichotomies between center and periphery, male and female, and Christian and heathen.

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Written in the 14th century and enjoying a Swedish national status similar to the English Beowulf, this fascinating tale with many levels of meaning reflects the ideals of politics and aesthetics typical of the age of chivalry. The rhyming verses are accompanied by prose renditions and commentary, making the work enjoyable reading for ...

Erik Carlquist is a translator, a former employee of the Swedish Royal Library, and a contributor to the Swedish National Encyclopedia. Peter C. Hogg is a translator, a contributor to special projects at the British Library, and the former head of the Scandinavian Section there. Eva Österberg is a professor emerita in history at Lund U...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 0.98 inPublished:July 17, 2012Publisher:Nordic Academic PressLanguage:English

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