Heimskringla, Or The Lives of the Norse Kings

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Courier Corporation, 1932 - History - 770 pages
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Great classic by Icelandic poet/chieftain chronicles the reigns of 16 high kings descended from the warrior-wizard god Odin. Major section on 15-year reign of Olav II Haraldson, patron saint of Norway. Based on earlier histories, oral traditions, plus new material by author, all presented with intelligence, warmth and objectivity. Over 130 illustrations and 5 maps.
 

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Contents

Ynglinga Saga
1
Halvdan the Black
36
Harald Hairfair
43
Hacon the Good
77
Erics Sons
102
Hacon the Jarl
107
Olav Trygvason
115
St Olav
218
Olav Kyrre or the Peaceful
576
Magnus Barefoot
583
Sigurd the Crusader and his brothers Eystein and Olav
606
Magnus the Blind and Harald Gilli Gilchrist
644
Sigurd Inge and Eystein the sons of Harald Gilli
662
Hacon Broadshoulder
691
Magnus Erlingson
709
Index
739

Magnus the Good
476
Harald Hardrade
505

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