Old Norse Myths, Literature and Society

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Margaret Clunies Ross
University Press of South Denmark, 2003 - Literary Collections - 312 pages
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This volume is a collection of thirteen essays by leading scholars from diverse fields. Most of the essays were presented in an earlier form at the 11th. International Saga Conference in Sydney in July 2000. It examines some of the most complex and perplexing questions that arise when modern scholars approach the rich but often puzzling evidence for belief in and use of myths in early Scandinavia. The essays illustrate the advantages of bringing approaches that use a range of methodologies, from literary studies to archeology, and from history to the history of religions, to bear upon the evidence that has survived.

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Introduction By Margaret Clunies Ross
Material Metaphors some Late Iron Age and Viking Examples
Reminiscences of Old Norse Myths Cults and Rituals

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