Beginning with the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the history of the kings of Norway through the reign of Olaf Haraldsson, who became Norway's patron saint. Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as a national treasure, Heimskringla influenced the thinking and literary style of Scandinavia over several centuries.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dylkit - LibraryThing
Ignore the rather suspect black gothic text against a red background - this is an interesting book. So far, the first bit, "The Saga of the Ynglings" consists of along series of basically crap kings ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Henning_Hartung - LibraryThing
While it is a great book to read for a glimpse of what was happening in Scandinavia in the dark ages, it is interesting to read it in conjunction with the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles where their timelines cross and events are mentioned from both sides. Read full review