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Non-Native Sources for the Scandanavian Kings" Sagas (Studies in Medieval History and Culture)

by Paul A. White

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Published by Routledge .
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ISBN 100415972728
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Paul A. White's book differs from those studies by focusing on foreign sources. Non native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings' Sagas fulfills Diana Whaley's desire for a broader discussion of how the authors of the kings' sagas chose their material and deter mined their style and aims ("The Kings' Sagas," in Viking Revaluations, ed. Anthony.   And even with the sources we have a problem remains. M any Scandinavian sources on the early Middle Ages are vague, or biased, and almost everything was written many centuries after the events. Take the work of Saxo Grammaticus, a Danish clerk who lived around and wrote a book called Gesta Danorum, The Deeds of the Danes. Not only was he.

Scandinavian kings in the British Isles, Cinaed Cogadh Gaedhel contemporary Danelaw Danes Danish death Denmark Dublin East Anglia England Ethelweard expedition Eyrbyggja saga Eysteinn Findliath Chronicle Pdttr Picts Ragnarr lo5brok Ragnars saga raid record reign relating ruler Saxo Saxo's Saxon Chronicles parallel. A collection of genealogical profiles related to Scandinavian sagas. Project Scandinavian sagas. This project has as its aim to create on Geni an accurate representation of the genealogical information present in the parts of the Saga literature that present a reasonably coherent picture.

Kings' Sagas and Norwegian History. 3. This book is an examination of some of the principal issues arising from the study of the kings sagas, the main narrative sources for Norwegian history before c. Providing an overview of the past two decades of scholarship, it discusses the vexed relationship between verse and prose and the. White, Paul A. “The Latin Men: The Norman Sources of Scandinavian Kings’ Sagas”. JEGP – Non-Native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings’ sagas. Studies in Medieval History and Culture New York: Routledge. Williams, Gareth.


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Traditional scholarship on the kings' sagas has tended to focus on the textual histories and interrelationships between the various twelfth- and thirteenth-century Scandinavian by: 3. Non-Native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings' Sagas prompts scholars to look beyond the borders of medieval Scandinavia in the attempt to account for seemingly inexplicable literary motifs and historical accounts.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xv, pages ; 24 cm. Contents: Ch. Background to the kings' sagas --Ch. and the synoptic historians' use of foreign sources --Ch. n sources in the saga of Olafr Tryggvason --Ch. saga and the Hagiographic tradition --Ch.

period of the great compilations Morkinskinna, Fagrskinna, and. Paul A. White, Non-native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings’ Sagas (London: Routledge, ), p. the less likely examples include an alleged reference to Ovid’s Remedia amoris as a source of inspiration for the story of King Eystein consoling a love-sick retainer (White.

Providing an overview of the past two decades of scholarship, it discusses the vexed relationship between verse and prose and the reliability as historical sources of the verse alone or the combination of verse and prose; the possibility and extent of non-native influence on the composition of these texts; and the function of the past, in particular given that most of the historiography of Norway Cited by: 4.

This book is an examination of some of the principal issues arising from the study of the kings sagas, the main narrative sources for Norwegian history before c. Cited by: 4. Scandinavian sources on the composition of the sagas, and suggests that more attention needs to be given to the cultural trafffijic around the North Sea in the years c–c in order better to understand how the kings’ sagas relate to the wider sphere of medieval European historiography.

Book Kings' Sagas and Norwegian History - This book is an examination of some of the principal issues arising from the study of the kings’ sagas, the main narrative sources for Norwegian history before c.

The book uses sagas and legal texts to re-examine the relations between mediaeval Icelanders and the Norwegian kings. It demonstrates that the Icelanders - partly subjects of the king, and partly beyond his power - were ready to negotiate with him for their own benefit, and presents a methodological re-evaluation of authorial attributions of the sagas and their use as historical by: 4.

I am not sure I understand the question correctly, but there is an entire branch of pseudohistory [1] that maintains that Finland had ancient kings and a great civilisation, the existence of which has been suppressed.

It is pure bunk, of course, b. Note: This ended sounding a lot like a textbook article, I still hope that it's understandable and informative. The Icelandic Sagas refer to a corpus of Historical, Pseudo-Historical and Fictional prose narratives compiled in Iceland, chiefly bet.

This book is an examination of some of the principal issues arising from the study of the kings’ sagas, the main narrative sources for Norwegian history before c. Providing an overview of the past two decades of scholarship, it discusses the vexed relationship between verse and Author: Shami Ghosh.

Paul A. White, Non-Native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings' Saga. (Studies in Medieval History and Culture, ) New York and London: Routledge, Written sources for the Viking Age. The contemporary Scandinavian sources for the Viking Age are few.

Since Scandinavia did not have a literary tradition like the Christian and Islamic areas, we lack the Vikings’ own words. So the historiography about the Viking Age has often been based primarily on foreign sources, and on sources written down much later, in the –s, based on oral tradition.

Best Scandinavian and Nordic Literature Any literature written at any time, from Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark or Norway (i.e. by authors of these nationalities, who wrote originally in the languages of those countries) - not books about Nordic countries or literature).

Scandinavian kingdoms were dragged into the fight for hegemony between France and Austria after the Peace of Westphalia Many diplomatic strategies were solidified through family alliances. Non-native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings' Sagas by Paul A.

White. Study of foreign influences on medieval Scandinavian sagas. Queens. Popular Viking Sagas Books Showing of 32 Norse Mythology (Paperback) by. Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author) (shelved 2 times as viking-sagas) avg rating —ratings — published Want to Read saving Want to Read The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki (Paperback) by.

Most were written down between tosometimes existing as oral traditions long before, others are pure fiction, and for some we do know the sources: the author of King Sverrir's saga had met the king and used him as a source. Classification.

Norse sagas are generally classified as: the Kings' sagas (Konungasögur), Icelanders' sagas. Other articles where Ynglinga Saga is discussed: Germanic religion and mythology: Scandinavian literary sources: section of this book, the “Ynglinga saga,” is of particular interest, for in it, Snorri described the descent of the kings of Norway from the royal house of Sweden, the Ynglingar, who, in their turn, were said to descend from gods.

Book & CD-ROM. The oldest Non-Native Sources for the Scandinavian Kings' Sagas av Paul A. White inbunden,Engelska, ISBN Traditional scholarship on the kings' sagas has tended to focus on the textual histories and interrelationships between the various twelfth- and thirteenth-century Scandinavian.

Get this from a library! Kings' sagas and Norwegian history: problems and perspectives. [Shami Ghosh] -- This title is an examination of some of the principal issues arising from the study of the kings' sagas, the main narrative sources for Norwegian history before c  Byunder the kingship of Æthelstan, the Danish territories in their entirety had been annexed.

And that is the context of the source material for the Egils saga and Gunnlaugs saga authors – an identifiably Scandinavian England, ruled by Anglo-Saxon kings. To highlight this point, let’s finally get to the archaeology.Saga is usually a narrative, either in poems or prose, dealing with historical, legendary and mythical subjects, written in Old Norse, during the 13thth century.

The Icelandic sagas can be divided into three different categories: Kings’ Sagas, Family Sagas, and Heroic or Legendary s: