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📒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.
📒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.
📒Njal S Saga ✍ George Webbe Dasent
✏Njal s Saga Book Summary : Instigated by a spiteful and selfish wife, a grim blood feud between the families of two well-to-do Icelandic landowners spirals out of control, claiming lives and property. Widely regarded as the capstone of Icelandic literary achievement, this gripping thirteenth-century saga not only recounts long and costly battles but documents Viking civic and legal institutions as well. It also presents a cogent exposition of Icelandic religious practices amid stirring tales of war and conquest. The finest English-language version available, this volume includes an informative introduction, editor's notes, and a complete chronology of events.
✏The Story of Burnt Njal Book Summary :
✏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.
📒A Pilgrimage To The Saga Steads Of Iceland ✍ W.G. Collingwood
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📒Centring On The Peripheries ✍ Bjarne Thorup Thomsen
✏Centring on the Peripheries Book Summary : These 16 essays trace ways to tell the stories of connection, boundaries, and localities in the literatures of the island, borderlands, and landscapes of the North and Baltic Seas.
📒The Rough Guide To Iceland ✍ David Leffman
✏The Rough Guide to Iceland Book Summary : The Rough Guide to Iceland is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating island and its capital Reykjavik, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions. Discover Iceland's highlights with inspiring photography and information on everything from hiking, soaking in natural hot springs and whale watching, to indulging in Reykjav�k's lively nightlife and superb seafood. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Iceland whilst relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, mountain huts and campsites, bars, clubs, and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Iceland also includes two full-colour sections introducing the island's geological outdoor wonders and rich Viking heritage and expert background on everything from Iceland's landscape to the country's outstanding birdlife. Explore every area of this amazing island with easy-to-use maps and a handy language section Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Iceland.
✏The Story of Burnt Njal from the Icelandic of the Njals Saga Book Summary :
✏Atlantica Iceland Review Book Summary :