George Webbe Dasent

Cambridge Library Collection - Rolls: Icelandic Sagas and Other Historical Documents Relating to the Settlements and Descents of the Northmen of the British Isles - Volume 3 (Paperback)

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This four-volume set of Icelandic sagas with English translations was prepared between 1887 and 1894 by the celebrated Icelandic scholar Gudbrand Vigfusson (1827-89) and the foremost translator of the day, Sir George Webbe Dasent (1817-96). It includes Orkneyinga saga, a history of the jarls of Orkney from the late ninth century to about 1200, composed in Iceland around 1230 but preserved complete only in the fourteenth-century Flateyjarbók; and Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar, the life of the king of Norway from 1217 to 1263 and the principal source for Norwegian history over this period, in which Hákon's reign put an end to a long civil war. It was written soon after his death by the Icelandic chieftain and historian Sturla þórðarson at the instigation of the king's son. Volume 3 contains Dasent's translation, The Orkneyingers' Saga, with appended extracts from relevant texts and the life of St Magnus of Orkney.

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This four-volume set of Icelandic sagas with English translations was prepared between 1887 and 1894 by the celebrated Icelandic scholar Gudbrand Vigfusson (1827-89) and the foremost translator of the day, Sir George Webbe Dasent (1817-96). It includes Orkneyinga saga, a history of the jarls of Orkney from the late ninth century to about 1200, composed in Iceland around 1230 but preserved complete only in the fourteenth-century Flateyjarbók; and Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar, the life of the king of Norway from 1217 to 1263 and the principal source for Norwegian history over this period, in which Hákon's reign put an end to a long civil war. It was written soon after his death by the Icelandic chieftain and historian Sturla þórðarson at the instigation of the king's son. Volume 3 contains Dasent's translation, The Orkneyingers' Saga, with appended extracts from relevant texts and the life of St Magnus of Orkney.Cambridge Library Collection - Rolls: Icelandic Sagas and Other Historical Documents Relating to the Settlements and Descents of the Northmen of the British Isles - Volume 3 (Paperback)

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Series Title
Cambridge Library Collection - Rolls
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
588
Author
George Webbe Dasent
ISBN-13
9781108052481
Publication Date
November, 2012
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10
1108052487

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