This classic resource on the world of the Sagas is now back in print. With full-page maps and useful supplementary photos, this acclaimed encyclopedia covers every aspect of Scandinavia during the Middle Ages, including rulers and saints, overviews of the countries, religion, education, politics and law, culture and material life, history, literature, and art. A valuable and absorbing volume for students of the Norse sagas, the Viking age, and Old English history and literature, and for anyone interested in the cultural and historical heritage of Scandinavia. Includes cross-references and comprehensive index.
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"A welcome contribution to medieval studies in general... A joint effort by virtually all the foremost experts in the field... Will be basic to work in Scandinavian studies and no research library should be without it."-"Choice "The scholarly world is at last blessed with an up-to-date, trustworthy, basic research tool in English... A well-balanced, tasteful, and generous smorgasbord, with something to appeal to everyone... This volume sets a new standard and will enrich Old Norse studies for years to come."-"SpeculumAbout the Author:
Prominent Anglo-Saxon scholar Phillip Pulsiano has authored and edited numerous books and articles, including Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature & Culture, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts & Their Heritage (with Elaine M. Treharne), and the Barthar Saga.
Kirsten Wolf is a professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wosconsin-Madison. In addition to editing a variety of works in the field of Icelandic studies, she has also published several important translations, including Writings by Western Icelandic Women.
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Descrizione libro Routledge, 1993. Library Binding. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110824047877