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✏Njal s Saga Book Summary : Proclaimed as one of the finest Icelandic sagas, this text was written in about 1280 and refers to events a couple of centuries earlier. It is full of the details of everyday life, as well as the social structures of the society in which they take place.
📒Chaos Love ✍ Thomas Bredsdorff
✏Chaos Love Book Summary : The Icelandic Family Sagas, ? major medieval prose epics such as Egil's Saga, Laxdaela Saga, Njal's Saga, Hrafnkel's Saga, ? present detailed sophisticated images of a society in which man acts and suffers the consequences of his actions ? or have them visited upon others. Feuds rage and disaster triumphs. Chaos and Love presents the reader with a number of such narratives, studies the notions of guilt and the causes embedded in them, and, as a result of the study, suggests that reckless erotic desire is often at the root of the evil. When love is practised within the boundaries set by family and tradition, peace prevails. When love is pursued as a means of individual satisfaction, regardless of the views of others, disaster prevails. The rules of society, notably the rules of feud, designed to balance competing forces, tend rather to aggravate the disasters, sometimes, as in Laxdaela and Njala, to the extent that only Christian divine grace can restore the peace.
📒The Rewriting Of Nj Ls Saga ✍ Jón Karl Helgason
✏The Rewriting of Nj ls Saga Book Summary : The Rewriting of Njáls saga concerns itself with the process which enables literary texts to cross cultures and endure history. Through six interrelated case studies, Jón Karl Helgason focuses on the reception of Njáls saga, the most distinguished of the Icelandic sagas, in Britain, the United States, Denmark, Norway and Iceland, between 1861 and 1945. The editions and translations in question claim to represent a medieval narrative to their audience, but Helgason emphasises how these texts simultaneously reflect the rewriters' contemporary ideas about race, culture, politics and poetics. Introducing the principles of comparative Translation Studies to the field of Medieval Literature, Helgason's book identifies the dialogue between literary (re)production and society.
📒The Quarterly Review ✍ William Gifford
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📒Man In Adaptation ✍ Yehudi A. Cohen
✏Man in Adaptation Book Summary : How do specific activities and institutions in which people are involved fit into the overall adaptive strategy of their society? What are the particular pressures leading to change in each of these spheres when the group's strategy of adaptation changes? What are the human demands made by a hunting-gathering strategy that lead to the development of particular family systems, modes of social control, religious beliefs and practices, values and ideologies, and personality structures? What are the new human demands that lead to the reorganization of these aspects of life as the group moves from one level of development to another? Man in Adaptation: The Institutional Framework introduces the institutional, psychological, and ideological dimensions of the strategies of adaptation that have characterized human societies from the earliest known forms of social life to the present. Cohen includes topics that are of principal anthropological concern--notably marriage, law and social control, religion and magic, value systems, personality, and art. There are no studies that deal with cultural change as such in this book. Where possible, Cohen includes articles that deal with changes in particular spheres of activity, such as family organization, law, religion, and value systems. He argues that change is not a special situation. Instead, culture is change and change is culture, and it is unrealistic to study change outside the specific social and technological organization of a given society. This volume unifies the subject matter of anthropology within a single and powerful explanatory framework and incorporates the work of the most renowned anthropological experts on man.
📒The Story Of Burnt Njal From The Icelandic Of The Njals Saga ✍ Sir George Webbe Dasent
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📒Classics Revisited ✍ Kenneth Rexroth
✏Classics Revisited Book Summary : An introduction to the world's great literature is presented in sixty critical essays, each of which discusses the theme, summarizes the plot and explores the work's implications.
📒A Pilgrimage To The Saga Steads Of Iceland ✍ W.G. Collingwood
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📒The Saga Of Havar Ur Of Safj R Ur ✍ E. Paul Durrenberger
✏The Saga of Havar ur of safj r ur Book Summary : Medieval Iceland is notable for its highly stratified society and absence of a State. In most cases we learn about pre-state societies through ethnographic work, here we can study the social, political, economic and cultural dimensions of Iceland through its literature. This saga illustrates many of these dimensions, a compelling narrative and highly informative.