Sawyer. Brigit. Heimskringla : An Interpretation.
by Sawyer. Brigit.$ 22.00
“After brief summaries of early Norwegian history, Snorri Sturluson’s career, and previous studies of Heimskringla , the core of this book is a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the text. It is normally treated as a collection of sagas about Norwegian kings, but there is no evidence that Snorri planned such an arrangement. Indeed, in his preface Snorri described the book as an account of ‘chieftains who had dominium in the North and were speakers of the Danish tongue, ‘ that is, not only kings but others ‘of exalted lineage.’ Some of these chieftains and their kin figure more prominently and are judged more favourably by Snorri than most kings. Moreover, most of the conflicts described by Snorri were not between individuals but involved their families and adherents, including women who often have important and active roles, and sometimes apparently express Snorri’s own views. The main conclusion of this study is that Snorri — who was himself a chieftain ( go i) — wrote Heimskringla during the reign of Hakon Hakonsson (1217-1263) to criticize the development of the central power of king and church at the expense of the traditional authority of chieftains. A comparison with Gesta Danorum by Snorri’s Danish contemporary Saxo Grammaticus, shows that they were both masters of the art of ambiguity. “
Berg, Oivind. Fire : From Spark to Flame, the Scandinavian Art of Fire-Making.
by Berg, Oivind.$ 22.00
Dance. Words Derived from Old Norse in Early Middle English. Studies in the Vocabulary of the South-West Midland Texts.
by Richard Dance.$ 30.00
Richard Dance. Words Derived from Old Norse in Early Middle English. Studies in the Vocabulary of the South-West Midland Texts. MRTS 2003 Hardcover in DJ. Very Good/Very Good Unused. Octavo 542 pp
” This book collects and studies the lexical items originally derived from Old Norse that are found in the most important early Middle English text from the South – West Midlands: Ancrene Wisse and the ‘AB Group’, Brut, the Lambeth Homilies and the English work of ‘Tremulous Hand’ of Worcester.
The Flatey Book and recently discovered Vatican Documents concerning America as early as the tenth century
by Norroena Society.$ 45.00
The Flatey Book and recently discovered Vatican Documents concerning America as early as the tenth century. Documents now published for the first time, which establish beyond controversy the claim that North America was settled by Norsemen 500 years before Columbus. Sagas that describe the voyages to, and character of, the new country, and letters from several Popes directing Bishops in their government of the Church of the Western World. Norroena Society. 1906 Hardcover. Bumping to corners and head and foot of spine. Inner hinge cracked. Quarto 176 pp
Moller-Wiering. War and Worship. Textiles from 3rd to 4th-century AD Weapon Deposits in Denmark and Northern Germany.
by Susan Moller-Wiering.$ 27.00
Susan Moller-Wiering. War and Worship. Textiles from 3rd to 4th-century AD Weapon Deposits in Denmark and Northern Germany. Ancient Textile Series #9 Oxbow Books 2011 Pictorial hardcover. Unused. Quarto 198 pp
Kluge. Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles : Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and Hiberno-Norse Coins
by Bernd Kluge$ 45.00
Bernd Kluge. Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles : Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and Hiberno-Norse Coins. Oxford University Press. 1987. Hard cover Like new. Navy cover with gold lettering. Quarto 180pp.
Blue, Fred Hocker, Anton Englert. Connected by the Sea : Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium
by Lucy Blue, Fred Hocker, Anton Englert.$ 60.00
Lucy Blue, Fred Hocker, Anton Englert. Connected by the Sea : Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium. The 10th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology was held in Roskilde, Denmark in 2003. Oxbow 2006. Pictorial Hardcover. Very Good Unused Quarto 315 pp
Vigfusson and Dasent, editors. Icelandic Saga Historical Documents
by Gudbrand Vigfusson and G. W. Dasent$ 500.00
Vigfusson and Dasent, editors. Icelandic Saga Historical Documents relating to the Settlements and Descents of the Northmen of the British Isles. London, 1887 . Ed. by G. Vigfusson (v. 1-2) and with translation by G.W. Dasent (v. 3-4) Professionally rebound with leather spine and original boards, ex-lib, usual lib markings. Quarto 491, 470, 473, 425 pp.
From the Rerum Britannicarum Medii Scriptores/Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland During the Middle Ages series