Penguin, Jan 1, 1976 - Sagas - 254 pages
'Egil’s Saga' is thought to have been written by Snorri Sturluson in about 1230. Embracing five generations, commencing with Egil’s grandfathers and ending with Egil’s grandson, it chronicles the wars, rivalries and tensions of the ruling clans of Iceland and Norway. Adding flesh to the bare bones of historical fact and blending invention with legend, the Saga gives a wide-ranging view of life in the Viking world of the ninth and tenth centuries.
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Note on the Translation
Glossary of Proper Names
Bord and Environs
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