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INTRODUCTION THE life of Snorri Sturluson fell in a great but contradictory age,
when all that was noble and spiritual in men seemed to promise social
regeneration, and when bloody crimes and sordid ambitions gave this hope the
Somewhat later, Matthew Paris, the great scholar and author, who represented
the culture both of England and of France, spent eighteen months in Norway,
though not until after Snorri's death. Iceland itself, in part through Norway, in part
The perplexing story of Snorri's life, told by his nephew, Sturla Thordsson,1 may
well be omitted from this brief discussion. A careful and scholarly account of it by
Eirikr Magnusson2 will be found in the introduction to the sixth volume of The ...
... its plethora of lawless, unscrupulous chiefs, all striving for wealth and influence
, none inspired with a genuine affection for the commonwealth, nor
understanding the fundamental principles of democracy, Snorri may well have
felt that it were ...
Snorri's greatest work is undoubtedly the Heimskringla.' Beginning with a
rationalized account of the founding of Northern civilization by the ancient gods,
he proceeds through heroic legend to the historical period, and follows the
careers of ...
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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