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Non-Native Sources for the Scandanavian Kings" Sagas (Studies in Medieval History and Culture)

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


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Number of Pages172
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ISBN 100415972728
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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xv, pages ; 24 cm. Contents: Ch. 1. Background to the kings' sagas --Ch. and the synoptic historians' use of foreign sources --Ch. n sources in the saga of Olafr Tryggvason --Ch. saga and the Hagiographic tradition --Ch. 5. period of the great compilations Morkinskinna, Fagrskinna, and . 7. Paul A. White, Non-native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings’ Sagas (London: Routledge, ), p. 8. the less likely examples include an alleged reference to Ovid’s Remedia amoris as a source of inspiration for the story of King Eystein consoling a love-sick retainer (White.   Providing an overview of the past two decades of scholarship, it discusses the vexed relationship between verse and prose and the reliability as historical sources of the verse alone or the combination of verse and prose; the possibility and extent of non-native influence on the composition of these texts; and the function of the past, in particular given that most of the historiography of Norway Cited by: 4. This book is an examination of some of the principal issues arising from the study of the kings sagas, the main narrative sources for Norwegian history before c. Cited by: 4.

Scandinavian sources on the composition of the sagas, and suggests that more attention needs to be given to the cultural trafffijic around the North Sea in the years c–c in order better to understand how the kings’ sagas relate to the wider sphere of medieval European historiography. Book Kings' Sagas and Norwegian History - This book is an examination of some of the principal issues arising from the study of the kings’ sagas, the main narrative sources for Norwegian history before c.   The book uses sagas and legal texts to re-examine the relations between mediaeval Icelanders and the Norwegian kings. It demonstrates that the Icelanders - partly subjects of the king, and partly beyond his power - were ready to negotiate with him for their own benefit, and presents a methodological re-evaluation of authorial attributions of the sagas and their use as historical by: 4.   I am not sure I understand the question correctly, but there is an entire branch of pseudohistory [1] that maintains that Finland had ancient kings and a great civilisation, the existence of which has been suppressed. It is pure bunk, of course, b.

  Note: This ended sounding a lot like a textbook article, I still hope that it's understandable and informative. The Icelandic Sagas refer to a corpus of Historical, Pseudo-Historical and Fictional prose narratives compiled in Iceland, chiefly bet.   This book is an examination of some of the principal issues arising from the study of the kings’ sagas, the main narrative sources for Norwegian history before c. Providing an overview of the past two decades of scholarship, it discusses the vexed relationship between verse and Author: Shami Ghosh. Paul A. White, Non-Native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings' Saga. (Studies in Medieval History and Culture, ) New York and London: Routledge, Written sources for the Viking Age. The contemporary Scandinavian sources for the Viking Age are few. Since Scandinavia did not have a literary tradition like the Christian and Islamic areas, we lack the Vikings’ own words. So the historiography about the Viking Age has often been based primarily on foreign sources, and on sources written down much later, in the –s, based on oral tradition.