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  • The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson
    The Prose Edda (English, Paperback) Snorri Sturluson, Jesse L. Byock

    One of the great storybooks of the middle ages: a master storyteller from the thirteenth century recounts classic tales of Icelandic mythology along with a lesson to young poets on the importance of learning, respecting, and continuing traditional Icelandic poetic styles.

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  • The Saga of the Volsungs by Jesse L. Byock
    The Saga of the Volsungs (English, Paperback) Jesse L. Byock

    Tolkien spent much of his life studying, translating and teaching the great epic stories of northern Europe, filled with heroes, dragons, trolls, dwarves and magic. He was hugely influential for his advocacy of Beowulf as a great work of literature and, even if he had never written The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

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  • Viking Age Iceland by Jesse L. Byock
    Viking Age Iceland (English, Paperback) Jesse L. Byock

    Medieval Iceland was unique amongst Western Europe, with no foreign policy, no defense forces, no king, no lords, no peasants and few battles. This book brings together findings in anthropology and ethnography interwoven with historical fact and masterful insights into the popular Icelandic sagas.

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  • Grettir's Saga by Jesse L. Byock
    Grettir's Saga (English, Paperback) Jesse L. Byock

    A sweeping epic of the Viking Age, Grettir's Saga follows the life of the outlaw Grettir the Strong as he battles against sorcery, bad luck, and the vengefulness of his enemies. Among the most famous and widely read of Iceland's sagas, this new translation features extensive illustrative material to elucidate the story.

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  • The Saga of the Volsungs by Jesse L. Byock
    The Saga of the Volsungs (English, Paperback) Jesse L. Byock

    Tells of love, jealousy, vengeance, war, and the mythic deeds of the dragonslayer, Sigurd the Volsung. This title explores the history, legends, and myths contained in the saga and traces the development of a narrative that reaches back to the period of the great folk migrations in Europe when the Roman Empire collapsed.

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  • The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki by Jesse L. Byock
    The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki (English, Paperback) Jesse L. Byock

    Drawing on a rich oral tradition, this work describes both the tangled, often treacherous relations within three generations of the royal family and the exploits of Hrolf's famous champions.

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  • Viking Language 1 by Jesse L. Byock
    Viking Language 1 (English, Paperback) Jesse L. Byock

    Viking Language 1: Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas (the first book in the Viking Language Series) is a new introduction to Old Norse and Icelandic. The beginner has everything in one book: Graded lessons, reading passages, vocabulary, grammar exercises, and pronunciation.

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  • Feud in the Icelandic Saga by Jesse L. Byock
    Feud in the Icelandic Saga (English, Paperback) Jesse L. Byock

    This study demonstrates how the dominant concern of medieval Icelandic society - the channelling of violence into accepted patterns of feud and the regulation of conflict - is reflected in the narrative of the sagas. It explores how the sagas are complex expressions of medieval social thought.

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  • Altnordisch 1 by Jesse L Byock
    Altnordisch 1 (German, Paperback) Jesse L Byock $33.59
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  • Viking Language 2 by Jesse L. Byock
    Viking Language 2 (English, Paperback) Jesse L. Byock

    Viking Language 2 immerses the learner in Old Norse and Icelandic. Readings include a wealth of Old Norse myths, legends, complete Icelandic sagas, poems of the Scandinavian gods, runic inscriptions. There is a large vocabulary and a full reference grammar.

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  • The Saga of the Volsungs by Jesse L. Byock
    The Saga of the Volsungs (English, Paperback) Jesse L. Byock

    Combines mythology, legend and human drama. This book focuses on the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer who acquires magical knowledge from one of Odin's Valkyries. It incorporates strands from the oral narratives of the fourth and fifth centuries, when Attila the Hun and other warriors fought on the northern frontiers of the Roman Empire.

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  • Medieval Iceland by Jesse L. Byock
    Medieval Iceland (English, Paperback) Jesse L. Byock

    "Byock's book is a "tour-de-force" of historical argument. He brilliantly reconstructs the inner workings of an intriguing society, not elsewhere to be found in the Western world."--David Herlihy, History Book Club

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  • Feud in the Icelandic Saga by Jesse L. Byock
    Feud in the Icelandic Saga (English, Hardback) Jesse L. Byock

    Feud stands at the core of the Old Icelandic sagas. Jesse Byock shows how the dominant concern of medieval Icelandic societythe channeling of violence into accepted patterns of feud and the regulation of conflictis reflected in the narrative of the family sagas and the Sturlunga saga compilation. This comprehensive study of narrative structure demonstrates that the sagas are complex expressions of...

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  • The Saga of the Volsungs by Jesse L. Byock
    The Saga of the Volsungs (English, Hardback) Jesse L. Byock

    "This is a book of the highest importance. No one should attempt to teach about Viking society or claim to understand it without being familiar with this chilling and enduring myth."--Eleanor Searle, author of Predatory Kinship & the Creation of Norman Power "Byock's translation is excellent, but his thorough introduction is of equal scholarly importance. . . . His section on Richard Wagner's use of the Volsung material in writing his Ring will expand the topic toward modern Wagnerians."--Michael Bell, University of Colorado "The Saga of the Volsungs is one of the most important texts of Old Icelandic literature, with its treatment of Old Scandinavian heroic traditions. . . . The most difficult part of the text to translate is, of course, the poetry, but also here the translator has been successful."--Vésteinn Olason, University of Oslo

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  • Medieval Iceland by Jesse L. Byock
    Medieval Iceland (English, Hardback) Jesse L. Byock

    "Byock's book is a "tour-de-force" of historical argument. He brilliantly reconstructs the inner workings of an intriguing society, not elsewhere to be found in the Western world."--David Herlihy, History Book Club

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  • Sagas and Myths of the Northmen by Jesse L. Byock
    Sagas and Myths of the Northmen (English, Paperback) Jesse L. Byock

    In a land of ice, warriors search for glory. When a dragon threatens the people of the north, only one man can destroy the beast. Elsewhere, a leader gathers a court of champions, including a noble warrior under a curse. The Earth's creation is described; tales of the gods and evil Frost Giants are related; and the dark days of Ragnarok foretold.

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  • The Saga of the Volsungs by Jesse L. Byock
    The Saga of the Volsungs (English, Paperback) Jesse L. Byock

    This Icelandic prose epic tells of love, jealousy, vengence, war, and the mythic deeds of the dragonslayer, Sigurd the Volsung. Jesse Byock's introduction examines the history, legends, and myths in the saga and traces the development of a narrative that reaches back to the end of the Roman Empire.

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  • The Saga of the Volsungs by Jesse L. Byock
    The Saga of the Volsungs (Paperback) Jesse L. Byock

    "The Saga of the Volsungs" is one of the most important texts of Old Icelandic literature, with its treatment of Old Scandinavian heroic traditions.

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