An Early Norse Reader

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G. N. Garmonsway
Cambridge University Press, Jun 30, 2011 - Literary Collections - 162 pages
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First published in 1928, this book was intended to serve as an introduction to the study of early Norse literature in the original language. The texts were chosen to present as varied a picture as possible of the life, activities and interests of the Scandinavian peoples during the Viking Age, the period of their maritime expansion; but since the book was intended for English-speaking students some prominence was given to works which have a bearing upon Anglo-Saxon literature, the history of the British Isles and the discovery of America.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE ALPHABET AND SOUNDS
7
GRAMMAR
10
TEXTS PROSE 1 Alfred the Great
45
Halfdan the Black
46
The 1Esir and the Vanir
48
The Death of Odin
49
Freyr
50
The Death of Hallfreor the Satirist
79
The Norse discovery of America
80
The Little Volva
83
Trading in America
85
Hall of the Side and S Michael
86
Early Church Building
87
The Poets Reward
89
poroddr Scatcatcher
90

King Anils
51
b Skeggi
52
Starka8r
53
pérélfr Mostrarskegg sails to Iceland
55
Queen Aui5r
58
The Death of Auor
59
Harold the Fairhaired
60
Helgi the Lean
62
Egill Skallagrimsson at York
63
The Death of Eric Bloodaxe
69
ptrom Sleggja and his Cats
72
Hrafnkell and Freyr
73
Harold Greycloak
74
pitirandi whom the Goddesses slew
75
The Norns
78
Events before the Battle of Clontarf
91
The Battle of Olontarf
93
The Raven Banner
95
a Snorri Sturlusons Authorities
96
b Harald Hardrada and the Icelander
97
Harald Hardrada in Cleveland
98
An Emigrant to Iceland
99
Tryggiiamal
100
Valtari and Hildigundr
101
rymskvi2Sa
103
A Stanza of Egill Skallagrimsson
107
NOTES
108
GLOSSARY
124
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