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The Resource Anglo-Saxon England in Icelandic medieval texts, Magnús Fjalldal

Anglo-Saxon England in Icelandic medieval texts, Magnús Fjalldal

Label
Anglo-Saxon England in Icelandic medieval texts
Title
Anglo-Saxon England in Icelandic medieval texts
Statement of responsibility
Magnús Fjalldal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ice
  • eng
Summary
Medieval Icelandic authors wrote a great deal on the subject of England and the English. This new work by Magnús Fjalldal is the first to provide an overview of what Icelandic medieval texts have to say about Anglo-Saxon England in respect to its language, culture, history, and geography. Some of the texts Fjalldal examines include family sagas, the shorter ættir, the histories of Norwegian and Danish kings, and the Icelandic lives of Anglo-Saxon saints. Fjalldal finds that in response to a hostile Norwegian court and kings, Icelandic authors - from the early thirteenth century onwards (although they were rather poorly informed about England before 1066) - created a largely imaginary country where friendly, generous, although rather ineffective kings living under constant threat welcomed the assistance of saga heroes to solve their problems. The England of Icelandic medieval texts is more of a stage than a country, and chiefly functions to provide saga heroes with fame abroad. Since many of these texts are rarely examined outside of Iceland or in the English language, Fjalldal's book is important for scholars of both medieval Norse culture and Anglo-Saxon England
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fjalldal, Magnús
Dewey number
839/.6093241
Index
index present
Language note
Includes some text in Icelandic
LC call number
PT7162.E54
LC item number
F53 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic series
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Old Norse literature
  • England
  • Anglo-Saxons in literature
  • Great Britain
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Anglo-Saxons in literature
  • Civilization
  • Literature
  • Old Norse literature
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • Angelsaksen
  • Oudnoords
  • Literatur
  • Englandbild
  • Altnordisch
  • England
  • Literatur
  • Angelsachsen
  • Littérature vieux-norroise
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • England <Motiv>
  • Angelsachsen
  • Altisländisch
  • Altnordisch
Label
Anglo-Saxon England in Icelandic medieval texts, Magnús Fjalldal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-157) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""CONTENTS""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""1 Old English and Old Norse: The Evidence of Gunnlaugs saga, Fyrsta málfrÃ?ðiritgerðin, and HauksbÃ3k""; ""2 Old English and Old Norse: The Evidence of Other Sources""; ""3 General Knowledge and Attitudes about Anglo-Saxon England and Its Customs""; ""4 History â€? Heimskringla, Ã?grip af NÃ3regskonunga sogum, Fagrskinna, KnÃ?tlinga saga, and Morkinskinna: From Haraldr Fair-hair to the Sons of Cnut""; ""5 History â€? Heimskringla, Ã?grip af NÃ3regskonunga sogum, Fagrskinna, KnÃ?tlinga saga, and Morkinskinna: From MagnÃ&#x00BA;s the Good to Eysteinn Haraldsson""
  • ""6 History â€? Egils saga""""7 History â€? Breta sÃ&#x00B6;gur, Saga Ã?svalds kÃ3nungs hins helga, Dunstanus saga, and Jatvarðar saga""; ""8 Kings and Courts""; ""9 The Hero and His Deeds""; ""Conclusion""; ""NOTES""; ""BIBLIOGRAPHY""; ""INDEX""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""W""
Control code
666911810
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 162 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442670860
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt58kz8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666911810
Label
Anglo-Saxon England in Icelandic medieval texts, Magnús Fjalldal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-157) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""CONTENTS""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""1 Old English and Old Norse: The Evidence of Gunnlaugs saga, Fyrsta málfrÃ?ðiritgerðin, and HauksbÃ3k""; ""2 Old English and Old Norse: The Evidence of Other Sources""; ""3 General Knowledge and Attitudes about Anglo-Saxon England and Its Customs""; ""4 History â€? Heimskringla, Ã?grip af NÃ3regskonunga sogum, Fagrskinna, KnÃ?tlinga saga, and Morkinskinna: From Haraldr Fair-hair to the Sons of Cnut""; ""5 History â€? Heimskringla, Ã?grip af NÃ3regskonunga sogum, Fagrskinna, KnÃ?tlinga saga, and Morkinskinna: From MagnÃ&#x00BA;s the Good to Eysteinn Haraldsson""
  • ""6 History â€? Egils saga""""7 History â€? Breta sÃ&#x00B6;gur, Saga Ã?svalds kÃ3nungs hins helga, Dunstanus saga, and Jatvarðar saga""; ""8 Kings and Courts""; ""9 The Hero and His Deeds""; ""Conclusion""; ""NOTES""; ""BIBLIOGRAPHY""; ""INDEX""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""W""
Control code
666911810
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 162 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442670860
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt58kz8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666911810

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