The Resource The growth of the medieval Icelandic sagas (1180-1280), Theodore M. Andersson

The growth of the medieval Icelandic sagas (1180-1280), Theodore M. Andersson

Label
The growth of the medieval Icelandic sagas (1180-1280)
Title
The growth of the medieval Icelandic sagas (1180-1280)
Statement of responsibility
Theodore M. Andersson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Theodore M. Andersson, a leading scholar of the Norse sagas, introduces readers to the development of the Icelandic sagas between 1180 and 1280, a crucial period that witnessed a gradual shift of emphasis from tales of adventure and personal distinction to the analysis of political and historical propositions. Andersson emphasizes a historical perspective, establishing a chronology for seventeen of the most important sagas and showing how they evolve thematically and stylistically over the century under study. He revisits the long-standing debate about the oral and literary components of the sagas by arguing that there is a clear progression from the somewhat mechanical gathering of oral lore in the early sagas to an increasingly tight and authorially controlled composition in the later sagas."--Jacket
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
839.6/309
Index
index present
LC call number
PT7181
LC item number
.A52 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cornell paperbacks
Label
The growth of the medieval Icelandic sagas (1180-1280), Theodore M. Andersson
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
Contents
From hagiography to hero : Odd Snorrason's saga Olaf Tryggvason -- Sanctifying a Viking chieftain : the oldest/legendary saga of Saint Olaf -- Creating personalities : the saga age Icelanders -- Defining political identities : the saga of King Magnús and King Harald -- Political ambiguities : Egils saga Skallagrímssonar -- Turning inward : Ljósvetninga saga -- Gilding an age : Laxdola saga -- Two views of Icelandic history : Eyrbyggja saga and Vatnsdaela saga -- Pondering justice : Haensa-Þóris saga, Bandamanna saga, and Hrafnkels saga -- Demythologizing the tradition : Njáls saga
Control code
ocn726824181
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801460302
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4s399
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25631019
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)726824181
  • pebcs0801460301

Library Locations

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