Song of the Vikings

Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths
Product Number: EB00477823
Released: Jul 28, 2014
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781137073716
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Description

Much like Greek and Roman mythology, Norse myths are still with us. Famous storytellers from JRR Tolkien to Neil Gaiman have drawn their inspiration from the long-haired, mead-drinking, marauding and pillaging Vikings. Their creator is a thirteenth-century Icelandic chieftain by the name of Snorri Sturluson. Like Homer, Snorri was a bard, writing down and embellishing the folklore and pagan legends of medieval Scandinavia. Unlike Homer, Snorri was a man of the world-a wily political power player, one of the richest men in Iceland who came close to ruling it, and even closer to betraying it...?n Song of the Vikings, award-winning author Nancy Marie Brown brings Snorri Sturluson's story to life in a richly textured narrative that draws on newly available sources.

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Author(s): Nancy Marie Brown
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Oct 30, 2012

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