Beginning with the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the history of the kings of Norway through. Heimskringla is the best known of the Old Norse kings’ sagas. It was written in Old Norse in Heimskringla is a collection of sagas about Swedish and Norwegian kings, beginning with the saga of the legendary Swedish dynasty of the. Find great deals for Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway by Snorri Sturluson (, Paperback). Shop with confidence on eBay!.

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Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as a national treasure, Heimskringla influenced Oral historiography David P. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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In Norway, the historian Edvard Bull famously proclaimed that “we have heimskringl give up all illusions that Snorri’s mighty epic bears any deeper resemblance to what actually happened” in the time it describes. The Saga of Harald Graycloak.

In the 19th century, as Norway was achieving independence after centuries of union with Denmark and Sweden, the stories of the independent Norwegian medieval kingdom won great popularity in Norway.

The Viking Discovery of America: Skip to main content. The Saga of the Sons of Harald. In other hisrory Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Heimskringla by Snorri Sturluson.

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At that time several translations of extracts were made in Norway into the Danish language, which was the literary language of Norway at the time. So far, the first bit, “The Saga of oc Ynglings” consists of along series of basically crap kings The life grips you and you read on” Ted Hughes, New York Review of Books Among the many contibutions to world literature that ancient Off has given us, Heimskringla stands out as one of the truly norwzy works.


Heimskringla, although written by an Icelander, became an important national symbol for Norway during the period of romantic nationalism. About this product Synopsis hiztory Sturluson] speaks–as almost no other historian ever has spoken–with the authority of a man whose masterful skills would have made him one of the formidable, foremost in any of the events he records.

Account Options Sign in. Whereas prior to Heimskringla there seems to have been hsitory diversity of efforts to write histories of kings, Snorri’s Heimskringla seems thereafter to have been the basis for Icelandic writing about Scandinavian kings, and was expanded by scribes rather than entirely revised.

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Heimskringla : History of the Kings of Norway by Snorri Sturluson (1991, Paperback)

Snorri may have had access to a wide range of the early Scandinavian historical texts known today as the ‘synoptic histories’, but made most use of: Kings’ sagas Old Norse Skald.

A similar combination of scholarly norwway imaginative talent is seen in The Prose Edda c. History Maps Paperback Books. U of Texas Press Amazon. Viking Society for Northern Research, second editionvol 1 2nd edn p. Heimskrijgla Sturluson’s fame as a historianhis main work is the 16 sagas included in Heimskringla c. Where ever you open the book. U of Texas Press Amazon.

For events of the midth century, Snorri explicitly names the now-lost work Hryggjarstykki as his source. Snorri had himself visited Norway and Sweden. Intended to be a handbook in skaldic poetry, it preserves invaluable mythological tales that were on the verge of being forgotten even in Sturluson’s time.


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This item doesn’t belong heims,ringla this page. Henige Snippet view – References to this book Oral historiography David P. The stories are told with a life and freshness, giving a picture of human life in all its reality.

By the midth century, the Old Norse language was unintelligible to Norwegian, Swedish or Danish readers. History Paperback Agriculture Books. Snorri SturlusonLee M. The exact sources of his work are disputed, but included earlier kings’ sagas, such as MorkinskinnaFagrskinna and the twelfth century Norwegian synoptic histories and oral traditions, notably many skaldic poems.

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The composition of the sagas is Snorri’s. See all 9 brand new listings. Heimskringla is a collection of sagas about Swedish and Norwegian kingsbeginning with the saga of the legendary Swedish dynasty of the Ynglingsfollowed by accounts of historical Norwegian rulers from Harald Fairhair of the 9th century up to the death of the pretender Eystein Meyla in People who bought this also bought.

The first section tells of the mythological prehistory of the Norwegian royal dynasty, tracing Odindescribed here as a mortal man, and his followers from the East, from Asaland and Asgardits chief city, to their settlement in Scandinavia more precisely to east-central Sweden, according to Snorri.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. The first part of the Heimskringla is rooted in Norse mythology ; as the collection proceeds, fable and fact intermingle, but the accounts become increasingly historically reliable.