Prolonged Echoes: The Reception of Norse Myths in Medieval Island
Prolonged Echoes is the second volume in the two volume study of Old Norse myths and their meaning both for us and for medieval Scandinavians, -- some of whom we should thank for the myths' written transmission through the Middle Ages and into modern times.The subject of Vol. 2 is the reception and use of Old Norse myths by the Cristian community of medieval Iceland. It requires us to consider a wider range of Old Icelandic texts, including those studied in volume one but extending to works that, while not taking myth as their subject, utilise it and references to it in their larger discourse.A number of excellent general studies that are available to assist readers unfamiliar with recent writing on early medieval Scandinavia are listed as an addendum.
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Review: Prolonged Echoes: Volume 1: Old Norse Myths in Medieval Northern Society (the Viking Collection, Vol. 7)User Review - Neil - Goodreads
Up until Ursula Dronke's works on the Eddic poems, most of the text books on Norse myth were historical/descriptive accounts. These works, whilst very good, never really explored the literary value of ... Read full review
Review: Prolonged Echoes: Volume 1: Old Norse Myths in Medieval Northern Society (the Viking Collection, Vol. 7)User Review - Goodreads
This ambitious, interpretive overview of the whole of Norse Mythology has been tremendously influential in my own work-- the first book where I really "got" the sort of scholarship I now do. Runs ...
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