New PDF release: Essays on Eddic Poetry (Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series

By John McKinnell,Donata Kick,John Shafer

Essays on Eddic Poetry provides a variety of vital articles on previous Norse literature by means of famous medievalist John McKinnell. whereas McKinnell’s paintings addresses some of the perennial concerns within the learn of previous Norse, this assortment has a distinct concentrate on the interaction among heathen and Christian world-views within the poems.

Among the texts tested are Hávamál, together with an elegantly cynical poem approximately Óðinn’s sexual intrigues and a extra mystical one approximately his self-sacrifice at the world-tree with a purpose to achieve magical knowledge; Vǫlundarkviða, which recounts an elvish smith’s revenge for his captivity and maiming; and Hervararkviða, the place the heroine bravely yet foolishly increases her useless father to call for the lethal sword Tyrfingr from him.

Originally released among 1988 and 2008, those twelve essays disguise quite a lot of mythological and heroic poems and feature been revised and up to date to mirror the newest scholarship.

Show description

Read or Download Essays on Eddic Poetry (Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (TONIS)) PDF

Best literary medieval criticism books

Download PDF by S. Hutton: Women and Economic Activities in Late Medieval Ghent (The

Opposite to the common view that girls exercised financial autonomy basically in widowhood, Hutton argues that marital prestige was once no longer the manager determinant of women's fiscal actions within the mid-fourteenth century and that ladies controlled their very own wealth to a much larger quantity than formerly well-known.

Read e-book online The Author's Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity PDF

What value does the voice or projected character during which a textual content is written have for our realizing of the that means of that textual content? This quantity explores the personality of the writer in antiquity, from Homer to past due antiquity, considering either Latin and Greek authors from quite a number disciplines.

Read e-book online The Italian Novella (Garland Medieval Casebooks) PDF

First released in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

New PDF release: Plautine Trends: Studies in Plautine Comedy and its

Plautine developments: stories in Plautine Comedy and its Reception, a collective quantity released as a Festschrift in honour of Prof. D. Raios (University of Ioannina), goals to give a contribution to the present, severe dialogue on Plautine drama and interact with many of the subject matters which lie on the leading edge of contemporary scholarship on ‘literary Plautus’.

Additional info for Essays on Eddic Poetry (Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (TONIS))

Example text

Download PDF sample

Essays on Eddic Poetry (Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (TONIS)) by John McKinnell,Donata Kick,John Shafer

by Anthony

Rated 4.88 of 5 – based on 6 votes