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Gender, Violence, and the Past in Edda and Saga

David Clark

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199654307
eISBN:
9780191742071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654307.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is the first study to investigate both the relation between gender and violence in the Old Norse Poetic Edda and key family and contemporary sagas, and the interrelated nature of these ... More


Undermining Vengeance: Distancing and Anti-feminism in the Guðrún Poems

David Clark

in Gender, Violence, and the Past in Edda and Saga

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199654307
eISBN:
9780191742071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654307.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Vengeance is of central importance to the heroic poems of the Poetic Edda; it underpins the action of each one. This first chapter focuses on the final four poems of the Codex Regius—Atlakviða, ... More


Sexual Themes and the Heroic Past in Gísla saga

David Clark

in Gender, Violence, and the Past in Edda and Saga

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199654307
eISBN:
9780191742071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654307.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

As a means of transition from the analysis of primarily Eddaic material to the textual dynamic of the sagas, this chapter takes a single saga as the basis for an analysis of the relationship between ... More


Einarr Skúlason, Snorri Sturluson, And The Post-Pagan Mythological Kenning

Christopher Abram

in Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257812
eISBN:
9780823261598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257812.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Christopher Abram examines the relationship of Snorri Sturluson’s Edda to the earlier skalds he cites. Viking-Age skaldic poetry contains many references to pagan gods, but the poetry of the eleventh ... More


Skáldskaparmál As A Tool For Composition Of Pseudonymous Skaldic Poetry

Mikael Males

in Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257812
eISBN:
9780823261598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257812.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Mikael Males investigates the idea of the Snorra Edda as an antiquarian or archaizing text. He sees Snorri’s work not only as an archival collection of examples of an admired tradition, but also as a ... More


Háttatal Stanza 12 And The Divine Legitimation Of Kings

Kevin J. Wanner

in Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257812
eISBN:
9780823261598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257812.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Snorri Sturluson’s poetic references to Christian concepts can be as challenging as his use of pagan associations. Kevin J. Wanner sorts out a conundrum that has long frustrated readers of Snorri. ... More


Rattus rattus as a Beast of Battle? Stanza 12 of Ragnars Saga

Rory McTurk

in Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257812
eISBN:
9780823261598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257812.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Rory McTurk discusses Stanza 12 from Ragnars saga, a late-thirteenth-century saga about a legendary Viking-Age hero. The stanzas in the saga date from a time when the rigid definitions of meters ... More


English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History

Heather O'Donoghue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199562183
eISBN:
9780191789489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562183.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History traces the influence of Old Norse myth—stories about divine beings such as Odin, Thor, Baldr and Freyja—on poetry in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the ... More


Introduction: Yggdrasil and the Cross

G. Ronald Murphy, S.J.

in Tree of Salvation: Yggdrasil and the Cross in the North

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199948611
eISBN:
9780199369850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948611.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter proposes that in the North unique churches and other religious artifacts are the result of northern Christians thinking of salvation in terms of their own mythology, especially that of ... More


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