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... at Oddi; Sturla Sigvatsson, Snorri's nephew, made a pilgrimage to Rome, and
visited Germany; and Snorri himself shows, in the opening pages of his
Heimskringla, or History of the Kings of Norway, the influence of that great
romantic cycle, ...
Failure brought about his death, for Snorri, who had been a favorite at the
Norwegian court, incurred the King's suspicion after fifteen years had passed with
no accomplishment; and daring to leave Norway against Hakon's command, he
Snorri's was a more ambitious task. Discerning that the course of life is
determined by cause and effect, and that in the lives of kings widely ramified
interests, national and dynastic, come into play,\he conceived a new idea of saga
-writing : the ...
... legendary Swedish king, and the triune Odin. Snorri, though a Christian, tells
the old pagan tales with obvious relish, and often, in the enthusiasm of the true
antiquary, rises to magnificent heights. Ever and again he fortifies his narrative
... section of the Edda is the HattataL or Enu- meration of Metres, and combines
three separate songs of praise: one on King Hakon, a second on Skuli Bardsson,
the King's father-in-law and most powerful vassal, and a third celebrating both.
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LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - JVioland - LibraryThing
Norse sagas written in Iceland around 1210 by Snorri Sturluson (I couldn't possibly have made up that name!). It records histories and traditions of the Norse people. Some material is gruesome, but then we're dealing with a people who hoped to die in battle! Читати огляд повністю
LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing
I was initially surprised that I knew all of the stories in The Prose Edda, but then I realised that I've been reading adaptations of them since I was aged 10, so not all that surprising really. It ... Читати огляд повністю