Edda: A Collection of Essays

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R. J. Glendinning, Haraldur Bessason
Univ. of Manitoba Press, May 14, 2014 - History - 344 pages
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Twelve essays are presented by outstanding authorities in Nordic medieval studies and range from treatment of broad aspects of the Edda, to consideration of single poems, to analysis of parts of specific works. An attactive and important collection for every scholar of Old Scandinavian.
 

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Contents

Odin and His Masks
3
Insults and Riddles in the Edda Poems
25
Elements of Imagery in the Poetic Edda
47
Some Thoughts on Völuspá
86
On the Composition of Volospá
117
Types of Eddie Mythological Poetry
134
The River Names in Grímnismál 2729
165
The Revenge of Volundr
187
The Evidence of Parallel Passages in the Helgi Poems for Questions of Composition and Performance
210
Did the Poet of Atlamál Know Atlaqviđa?
243
Guđrúnarqviđa forna A Reconstruction and Interpretation
258
Attitudes to Heathendom in the Prologue to Snorra Edda
283
Notes on Contributors
315
Index
317
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R.J. Glendinning was an Associate Professor, Department of German, University of Manitoba.

Haraldur Bessason was Professor and Head of the Department of Icelandic Languages and Literature at the University of Manitoba.

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