Viking Language 2

Author: Jesse L. Byock
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ISBN: 9781481175265
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Viking Language 2: The Old Norse Reader immerses the learner in the legends, folklore, and myths of the Vikings. The readings are drawn from sagas, runes and eddas. They take the student into the world of Old Norse heroes, gods, and goddesses. There is a separate chapter on the 'Creation of the World' and another on 'The Battle at the World's End,' where the gods meet their doom. Other readings and maps focus on Viking Age Iceland, Greenland, and Vínland. A series of chapters tackles eddic and skaldic verse with their ancient stories from the old Scandinavian past. Runic inscriptions and explanations of how to read runes form a major component of the book. Where there are exercises, the answers are given at the end of the chapter. Both Viking Language 1 and 2 are structured as workbooks. Students learns quickly and interactively. More information on our website: vikinglanguage.com

Viking Language

Author: Volundr Lars Agnarsson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781496196927
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Learn Old Norse, the official spoken language during the Viking Age! Old Norse is the language that was spoken by the vikings and their overseas settlements during the Viking Age. The Old Norse alphabet was originally written in the Runic alphabet until it was converted to the Latin system we know today. This edition contains grammar, pronunciation, practice texts and an extensive dictionary based on the works of Zoega, Cleasby and Vigfusson all in one easy to read book.

Viking Age Iceland

Author: Jesse L Byock
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141937653
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Medieval Iceland was unique amongst Western Europe, with no foreign policy, no defence forces, no king, no lords, no peasants and few battles. It should have been a utopia yet its literature is dominated by brutality and killing. The reasons for this, argues Jesse Byock, lie in the underlying structures and cultural codes of the islands' social order. 'Viking Age Iceland' is an engaging, multi-disciplinary work bringing together findings in anthropology and ethnography interwoven with historical fact and masterful insights into the popular Icelandic sagas, this is a brilliant reconstruction of the inner workings of a unique and intriguing society.

Women In Old Norse Society

Author: Jenny Jochens
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801455952
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Jenny Jochens captures in fascinating detail the lives of women in pagan and early Christian Iceland and Norway—their work, sexual behavior, marriage customs, reproductive practices, familial relations, leisure activities, religious practices, and legal constraints and protections. Women in Old Norse Society places particular emphasis on changing sexual mores and the impact of Christianity as imposed by the clergy and Norwegian kings. It also demonstrates the vital role women played in economic production.

A Concise Dictionary Of Old Icelandic

Author: Geir T. Zoëga
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486434311
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Icelandic is closer to the speech patterns of the Middle Ages than any living European language, making this volume invaluable to students and scholars of Old Icelandic and English culture and history.

A History Of Icelandic Literature

Author: Daisy L. Neijmann
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803233469
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As complete a history as possible of the literature of Iceland.

The Cambridge Introduction To The Old Norse Icelandic Saga

Author: Margaret Clunies Ross
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139492640
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The medieval Norse-Icelandic saga is one of the most important European vernacular literary genres of the Middle Ages. This Introduction to the saga genre outlines its origins and development, its literary character, its material existence in manuscripts and printed editions, and its changing reception from the Middle Ages to the present time. Its multiple sub-genres - including family sagas, mythical-heroic sagas and sagas of knights - are described and discussed in detail, and the world of medieval Icelanders is powerfully evoked. The first general study of the Old Norse-Icelandic saga to be written in English for some decades, the Introduction is based on up-to-date scholarship and engages with current debates in the field. With suggestions for further reading, detailed information about the Icelandic literary canon, and a map of medieval Iceland, this book is aimed at students of medieval literature and assumes no prior knowledge of Scandinavian languages.