The Story of Burnt Njal

The Story of Burnt Njal


  • Author : George Webbe Dasent
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics
  • Release Date : 2018-10-08
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : 034181685X


The Story of Burnt Njal Book Description :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Njal s Saga

Njal s Saga


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
  • Release Date : 1997-06-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 1853267856


Njal s Saga Book Description :

Proclaimed as one of the finest Icelandic sagas, this text was written in about 1280 and refers to events a couple of centuries earlier. It is full of the details of everyday life, as well as the social structures of the society in which they take place.

Njal s Saga

Njal s Saga


  • Author : George Webbe Dasent
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2006-01-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486443676


Njal s Saga Book Description :

Instigated by a spiteful and selfish wife, a grim blood feud between the families of two well-to-do Icelandic landowners spirals out of control, claiming lives and property. Widely regarded as the capstone of Icelandic literary achievement, this gripping thirteenth-century saga not only recounts long and costly battles but documents Viking civic and legal institutions as well. It also presents a cogent exposition of Icelandic religious practices amid stirring tales of war and conquest. The finest English-language version available, this volume includes an informative introduction, editor's notes, and a complete chronology of events.

 Why is Your Axe Bloody

Why is Your Axe Bloody


  • Author : William Ian Miller
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198704843


Why is Your Axe Bloody Book Description :

Njals saga, the greatest of the sagas of the Icelanders, was written around 1280. It tells the story of a complex feud that starts innocently enough--in a tiff over seating arrangement at a local feast--and expands over the course of 20 years to engulf half the country, in which both sides are effectively exterminated, Njal and his family burned to death in their farmhouse, the other faction picked off over the entire course of the feud. Law and feud feature centrally in the saga, Njal, its hero, being the greatest lawyer of his generation. No reading of the saga can do it justice unless it takes its law, its feuding strategies, as well as the author's stunning manipulation and saga conventions. In 'Why is Your Axe Bloody?' W.I. Miller offers a lively, entertaining, and completely orignal personal reading of this lengthy saga.

Njal s Saga  the Story of Burnt Njal

Njal s Saga the Story of Burnt Njal


  • Author : Anonymous
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-06
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1547063939


Njal s Saga the Story of Burnt Njal Book Description :

Considered to be one of the finest of the Icelandic sagas, "Njal's Saga" (or "The Story of Burnt Njal") was written sometime in the thirteenth century by an unknown author and is the longest and most developed of the sagas. The source material for the saga was historical but probably drawn largely from oral tradition. The story relates events that took place between 960 and 1020, involving blood feuds in the Icelandic Commonwealth. It features memorable characters like the noble warrior Gunnar of Hlidarendi, the lawyer Njáll Þorgeirsson, and the mildly villainous Mord Valgardsson, whose motivations and passions are familiar to people of every age and locale. The saga is divided into three parts, which describe the friendship between Gunnar and Njal, the tragic consequences of revenge, and finally the retribution of Flosi and Kari. Themes of loyalty, marriage, family honor and vengeance permeate this beautifully written and timeless epic.

Nj  l s Saga

Nj l s Saga


  • Author : Njála
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1955
  • Genre: Njáls saga
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015000554041


Nj l s Saga Book Description :

The story of Burnt Njal, the great Icelandic tribune, jurist, and consellor.

The Conflict of Law and Justice in the Icelandic Sagas

The Conflict of Law and Justice in the Icelandic Sagas


  • Author : William Pencak
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9051838352


The Conflict of Law and Justice in the Icelandic Sagas Book Description :

The world's longest lasting republic between ancient Rome and modern Switzerland, medieval Iceland (c. 870-1262) centered its national literature, the great family sagas, around the problem of can a republic survive and do justice to its inhabitants. The Conflict of Law and Justice in the Icelandic Sagas takes a semiotic approach to six of the major sagas which depict a nation of free men, abetted by formidable women, testing conflicting legal codes and principles - pagan v. Christian, vengeance v. compromise, monarchy v. republicanism, courts v. arbitration. The sagas emerge as a body of great literature embodying profound reflections on political and legal philosophy because they do not offer simple solutions, but demonstrate the tragic choices facing legal thinkers (Njal), warriors (Gunnar), outlaws (Grettir), women (Gudrun of Laxdaela Saga), priests (Snorri of Eyrbyggja Saga), and the Icelandic community in its quest for stability and a good society. Guest forewords by Robert Ginsberg and Roberta Kevelson, set the book in the contexts of philosophy, semiotics, and Icelandic studies to which it contributes.

The Poetic Edda
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The Poetic Edda


  • Author : Jackson Crawford
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-03-05
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781624663581


The Poetic Edda Book Description :

"The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a 13th-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological and literary importance, containing the lion's share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre-Christian Scandinavians, their unique vision of the beginning and end of the world, etc. Jackson Crawford's modern versions of these poems are authoritative and fluent and often very gripping. With their individual headnotes and complementary general introduction, they supply today's readers with most of what they need to know in order to understand and appreciate the beliefs, motivations, and values of the Vikings." --Dick Ringler, Professor Emeritus of English and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison