The Resource The Book of Reykjahólar : the last of the great medieval legendaries, Marianne E. Kalinke, (electronic resource)

The Book of Reykjahólar : the last of the great medieval legendaries, Marianne E. Kalinke, (electronic resource)

Label
The Book of Reykjahólar : the last of the great medieval legendaries
Title
The Book of Reykjahólar
Title remainder
the last of the great medieval legendaries
Statement of responsibility
Marianne E. Kalinke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Book of Reykjah3/4lar, produced on the very eve of the Reformation, investigates what may be considered the last medieval legendary. The legendary's significance resides in its preserving in Icelandic translation a group of otherwise unattested medieval Low German saints' lives. Marianne E. Kalinke presents a literary analysis of the Reykjah3/4lar legendary, demonstrating what kind of sources the translator used in his compilation and how he collected, combined, and adapted these texts to suit his Icelandic audience. The book also offers stylistic, thematic, and comparative analyses of the legends.A number of these Christian myths are apocryphal, some transmit folk tales and romances, such as the legend of the hairy anchorite (St John Chrysostom), the search for the highest king (St Christopher), the tale of the grateful lion (St Jerome), the tale of the dragon-slayer (St George), and the story of the holy sinner (Gregorius peccator). The legends belong to the vast corpus of German hagiography, yet the currency of these particular versions is documented today only in translation by virtue of their inclusion in this Icelandic legendary. The book opens with a survey of the development of German hagiography, goes on to a discussion of the religious and intellectual climate in early sixteenth-century Iceland, and then follows with a consideration of the legendary's Low German sources and its production by one of the wealthiest Icelanders of the time, Bjrn Thorleifsson of Reykjah3/4lar
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
CaOTU
Dewey number
839/.63
Index
index present
LC call number
PT7192
LC item number
.K35 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The Book of Reykjahólar : the last of the great medieval legendaries, Marianne E. Kalinke, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn244767941
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 322 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281997357
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt59zvv
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.b27362061
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)244767941
  • jstor1281997358
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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