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The Resource Tools of literacy : the role of skaldic verse in Icelandic textual culture of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, Guðrún Nordal

Tools of literacy : the role of skaldic verse in Icelandic textual culture of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, Guðrún Nordal

Label
Tools of literacy : the role of skaldic verse in Icelandic textual culture of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries
Title
Tools of literacy
Title remainder
the role of skaldic verse in Icelandic textual culture of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries
Statement of responsibility
Guðrún Nordal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Tools of Literacy is a thorough, ground-breaking examination of skaldic verse or drottkvaett, Icelandic literary production in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and of the textual culture that nurtured the poets. Gudrun Nordal demonstrates the connection between skaldic verse and the formal study of grammatica in Icelandic schools, outlining how skaldic verse was treated much like a Nordic equivalent to classic texts. She also reevaluates and reemphasizes the versatility of skaldic verse, establishing the links between Icelandic authors and intellectual currents in Europe at the time. By systematically tying poets together with leading families of the time and with ecclesiastical and secular learning, Nordal shows how skaldic verse-making was one of the class symbols of the new aristocracy in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Iceland." "In giving a faithful account of Icelandic skaldic verse-making at this time, Nordal has developed a database of approximately 1900 kennings and heiti which serves as a point of reference throughout the book. The book's content is new and its overall coverage is unique. Tools of Literacy will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of comparative literature, comparative mythology, Old Norse/Icelandic literature and language, and medieval studies."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guðrún Nordal
Dewey number
839/.61009
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PT7172
LC item number
.G84 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scalds and scaldic poetry
  • Scalds and scaldic poetry
  • Old Norse literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • HISTORY
  • Skaldenpoëzie
  • Oudnoords
  • Grammatica
  • Dichtkunst
  • Culturele aspecten
  • Altnordische Literatur
  • Altnordische Literatur
  • Skaldendichtung
  • Island
  • Old Norse literature
  • Scalds and scaldic poetry
Label
Tools of literacy : the role of skaldic verse in Icelandic textual culture of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, Guðrún Nordal
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-410) 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
  • The medieval codices of Snorra Edda
  • The manuscripts of Snorra Edda and the grammatical literature
  • The Sources and the Thirteenth-Century Poet
  • Sources of Skaldic Verse
  • Textbooks and treatises
  • Translations from Latin
  • A saint's life
  • Historical writing
  • The Poet's Profession
  • Professional poets
  • Skaldic Verse and Learning
  • Aristocratic poets in Iceland
  • Clerics as poets
  • Excursus: The Thirteenth-Century Poet
  • Unknown thirteenth-century poets listed in both versions of Skaldatal and their patrons
  • Twelfth-century poets in Sturlunga saga
  • Known thirteenth-century poets
  • Theory and Practice in Skaldic Poetics
  • Theoretical Discussion of the Kenning
  • The Kenning in vernacular literary theory
  • The fusion of vernacular and Latin traditions
  • The Twelfth Century
  • The Kenning in grammatica
  • Categories of meaning in Skaldskaparmal and Litla Skalda
  • Pulur
  • Theory and Practice in Skaldic Verse
  • The Poetic treatises
  • The human body dismembered in skaldic diction
  • Sources of Inspiration
  • Cosmology, Learning, and Body Imagery
  • Neoplatonist ideas and the world-body
  • Ymir's body in Snorri Sturluson's Gylfaginning
  • Drottkvaett and the study of grammatica
  • The poetic landscape in body imagery
  • Cosmological imagery
  • Natural landscape
  • Flora
  • The human body
  • Digging for Gold in Skaldic Verse
  • The grammatical literature
  • Hattalykill
  • A twelfth-century poet: Bishop Kloeingr Porsteinsson
  • Snorra Edda and the Study of Grammatica
  • Manuscript textuality
Control code
808374028
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 440 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442682665
Lccn
2001272843
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt53nd1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808374028
Label
Tools of literacy : the role of skaldic verse in Icelandic textual culture of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, Guðrún Nordal
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-410) 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
  • The medieval codices of Snorra Edda
  • The manuscripts of Snorra Edda and the grammatical literature
  • The Sources and the Thirteenth-Century Poet
  • Sources of Skaldic Verse
  • Textbooks and treatises
  • Translations from Latin
  • A saint's life
  • Historical writing
  • The Poet's Profession
  • Professional poets
  • Skaldic Verse and Learning
  • Aristocratic poets in Iceland
  • Clerics as poets
  • Excursus: The Thirteenth-Century Poet
  • Unknown thirteenth-century poets listed in both versions of Skaldatal and their patrons
  • Twelfth-century poets in Sturlunga saga
  • Known thirteenth-century poets
  • Theory and Practice in Skaldic Poetics
  • Theoretical Discussion of the Kenning
  • The Kenning in vernacular literary theory
  • The fusion of vernacular and Latin traditions
  • The Twelfth Century
  • The Kenning in grammatica
  • Categories of meaning in Skaldskaparmal and Litla Skalda
  • Pulur
  • Theory and Practice in Skaldic Verse
  • The Poetic treatises
  • The human body dismembered in skaldic diction
  • Sources of Inspiration
  • Cosmology, Learning, and Body Imagery
  • Neoplatonist ideas and the world-body
  • Ymir's body in Snorri Sturluson's Gylfaginning
  • Drottkvaett and the study of grammatica
  • The poetic landscape in body imagery
  • Cosmological imagery
  • Natural landscape
  • Flora
  • The human body
  • Digging for Gold in Skaldic Verse
  • The grammatical literature
  • Hattalykill
  • A twelfth-century poet: Bishop Kloeingr Porsteinsson
  • Snorra Edda and the Study of Grammatica
  • Manuscript textuality
Control code
808374028
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 440 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442682665
Lccn
2001272843
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt53nd1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808374028

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