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No greater error could be committed than to think of the Northern lands as cut off
by barriers of distance, tongue, and custom from the heart of the Continent, and in
consequence as countries where men's thoughts and deeds were more ...
Eirikr Magnusson, in the admirable biography to which I have referred, attempts
to apologize for Snorri's faults on the ground that he "really compares very
favorably with the leading contemporary godar [chieftains] of the land." It is true
that he ...
Indeed, familiar as he was with the hopelessly anarchical conditions of his native
land, its devastating feuds, its plethora of lawless, unscrupulous chiefs, all striving
for wealth and influence, none inspired with a genuine affection for the ...
... historical period, and follows the careers of his heroes on the throne, in Eastern
courts and camps, or on forays in distant lands, from the earliest times to the reign
of Sverrir, who came to the throne in 1 184, five years after the author's birth.
There also is the centre of the earth; and even as the land there is lovelier and
better in every way than in other places, so also were the sons of men there most
favored with all goodly gifts : wisdom, and strength of the body, beauty, and all ...
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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