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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ancestors Andersson Bardr Bdrdar saga Bishop Bjorn Christian claim Clunies Ross compilation cultural descendants dominant Edda eddic Egils saga eigi Einarr Eyrbyggja saga Flateyjarbok Fostbrcedra saga Freyr genealogies gods Grettir Grettis saga Gudni Haukr Haukr Erlendsson Hauksbok Heimskringla Helga high-seat pillars Hildigunnr Hrafn human Icelandic literature Icelandic saga Icelandic texts individual Ingolfr Jakob Benediktsson 1968 Jonsson kinds kings land land-taking landic landvcettir lawspeaker Laxdcela saga literary Lon-Einarr male manuscript medieval Icelandic Meulengracht S0rensen Modruvallabok mound mythic schemas mythological narrative Nordal Norse mythology Norway Norwegian Oddaverjar Old Icelandic literature Old Norse myth pagan paradigm poem poetic poets Porbjorg Porkell Porr prose represented rituals saga Chapter saga genre saga literature saga writers sagas of Icelanders Scandinavian seidr settlement age settlers skald skaldic poetry Skalla-Grimr Skeggi Snorri Sturluson society sorcery story sub-classes supernatural thirteenth century traditional Vatnshyrna verse version of Landndmabok Viking writing