The Saga Of The Volsungs

📒The Saga Of The Volsungs ✍ Jesse L Byock

✏Book Title : The Saga of the Volsungs
✏Author : Jesse L Byock
✏Publisher : Penguin UK
✏Release Date : 2004-05-27
✏Pages : 160
✏ISBN : 9780141921556
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Saga of the Volsungs Book Summary : Based on Viking Age poems, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend and sheer human drama. At its heart are the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer who acquires magical knowledge from one of Odin's Valkyries. Yet it is also set in a very human world, incorporating strands from the oral narratives of the fourth and fifth centuries, when Attila the Hun and other warriors fought on the northern frontiers of the Roman Empire. One of the great books of world literature, the saga is an unforgettable tale of princely jealousy, unrequited love, greed and vengeance. With its cursed treasure of the Rhine, sword reforged and magic ring of power, it was a major influence for writers including William Morris and J. R. R. Tolkein and for Wagner's Ring cycle.

✏Book Title : The Saga of the Volsungs
✏Author :
✏Publisher : Univ of California Press
✏Release Date : 2012-06-19
✏Pages : 160
✏ISBN : 9780520951518
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Saga of the Volsungs Book Summary : The Saga of the Volsungs is an Icelandic epic of special interest to admirers of Richard Wagner, who drew heavily upon this Norse source in writing his Ring Cycle and a primary source for writers of fantasy such as J. R. R. Tolkien and romantics such as William Morris. A trove of traditional lore, it tells of love, jealousy, vengeance, war, and the mythic deeds of the dragonslayer, Sigurd the Volsung. Byock's comprehensive introduction explores the history, legends, and myths contained in the saga and traces the development of a narrative that reaches back to the period of the great folk migrations in Europe when the Roman Empire collapsed.

✏Book Title : The Saga of the Volsungs
✏Author :
✏Publisher : Hackett Publishing
✏Release Date : 2017-07-31
✏Pages : 182
✏ISBN : 9781624666353
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Saga of the Volsungs Book Summary : From the translator of the bestselling Poetic Edda (Hackett, 2015) comes a gripping new rendering of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature. Together the two sagas recount the story of seven generations of a single legendary heroic family and comprise our best source of traditional lore about its members—including, among others, the dragon-slayer Sigurd, Brynhild the Valkyrie, and the Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok.

✏Book Title : The Saga of the Volsungs
✏Author : Anonymous
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2018-06
✏Pages : 114
✏ISBN : 1420957643
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Saga of the Volsungs Book Summary : One of the most legendary of the Icelandic sagas, "The Saga of the Volsungs" is the 13th century work of unknown authorship which relates the origin and decline of the Volsung clan. The story unfolds over five parts as it passes in time through the various generations of the clan. In the first part, the preliminary generations are described, beginning with Sigi, a man banished from his homeland who through his adventuring arises to create a great kingdom. When the brothers of Sigi's wife become jealous of his power they plot to overthrow him and a violent cycle of revenge ensues. In the second part of the story the fantastical tale of Sigurd and his conflict with the dragon Fafnir is told. In the remaining parts of the saga conflict between the relations of Sigurd are related in a tragic story which describes the downfall of a legendary clan. A combination of both myth and real human drama, "The Saga of the Volsungs" is a classic tale which continues to influence the fantasy genre to this day. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper, follows the translation of Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris, and includes an introduction by H. Halliday Sparling.

📒The Saga Of The Volsungs ✍ William Morris

✏Book Title : The Saga of the Volsungs
✏Author : William Morris
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2015-05-15
✏Pages : 150
✏ISBN : 1781394997
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒The Saga Of The Volsungs ✍ Ronald G. Finch

✏Book Title : The saga of the Volsungs
✏Author : Ronald G. Finch
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1965
✏Pages : 181
✏ISBN : UOM:39015001697377
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The saga of the Volsungs Book Summary :

✏Book Title : The Saga of the Volsungs and Other Stories
✏Author : Gavin Chappell
✏Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
✏Release Date : 2014-06-12
✏Pages : 538
✏ISBN : 150017579X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Saga of the Volsungs and Other Stories Book Summary : The legendary sagas, or Fornaldarsögur, are a branch of medieval Icelandic literature, a subgenre of the sagas themselves, lengthy narratives that bear a superficial similarity to modern novels; the legendary sagas concern themselves with legendary times predating the settlement on Iceland in the tenth century AD. While fantastic episodes are not unknown in sagas outside this bracket, such as Grettis Saga, and they abound in the Sagas of the Knights, (retellings of continental chivalric romances), the legendary sagas are the closest to the pagan world of Norse mythology, and also include parallels with poems such as the Old English Beowulf and the Middle High German Nibelungenlied.Including: =The Saga of the Volsungs=The Saga of Ragnar Shaggy-breeches and his sons=The Yarn of Ragnar's Sons=The Yarn of Norna-Gest=The Saga of Hervor and Heidrek=The Saga of Ketil Trout=The Saga of Grim Hairy-cheek=The Saga of Arrow-Odd=The Saga of An Bow-bender

📒The Saga Of The Volsungs ✍ Ronald G. Finch

✏Book Title : The saga of the Volsungs
✏Author : Ronald G. Finch
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1965
✏Pages : 181
✏ISBN : UOM:39015001697377
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Feud In The Icelandic Saga ✍ Jesse L. Byock

✏Book Title : Feud in the Icelandic Saga
✏Author : Jesse L. Byock
✏Publisher : Univ of California Press
✏Release Date : 1982
✏Pages : 293
✏ISBN : 0520045645
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Feud in the Icelandic Saga Book Summary : Feud stands at the core of the Old Icelandic sagas. Jesse Byock shows how the dominant concern of medieval Icelandic society--the channeling of violence into accepted patterns of feud and the regulation of conflict--is reflected in the narrative of the family sagas and the Sturlunga saga compilation. This comprehensive study of narrative structure demonstrates that the sagas are complex expressions of medieval social thought. Feud stands at the core of the Old Icelandic sagas. Jesse Byock shows how the dominant concern of medieval Icelandic society--the channeling of violence into accepted patterns of feud and the regulation of conflict--is reflected in the narrative of the family sagas and the Sturlunga saga compilation. This comprehensive study of narrative structure demonstrates that the sagas are complex expressions of medieval social thought.

✏Book Title : A Companion to the Nibelungenlied
✏Author : Winder McConnell
✏Publisher : Camden House
✏Release Date : 1998
✏Pages : 293
✏ISBN : 1571131515
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Companion to the Nibelungenlied Book Summary : Few works of the middle ages can boast the "staying power" of the "heroic" Nibelungenlied and few have generated more controversy both among scholars and the educated public. The Nibelung theme has been ubiquitous over the past 150 years in a wide spectrum of literary and as well as non-literary endeavors. It was used by Friedrich Hebbel as the basis for one of his best psychological dramas, by Wagner, along with the Old Norse analogues, for Die Ring des Nibelungen, and by the film maker Fritz Lang for his 1920s Expressionist masterpiece, Die Nibelungen. Its heroes provided suitable models for German troops who marched against Napoleon, while by the end of World War II, the Nibelung tradition had provided material for a speech by Göring, the name for Germany's western line of defense, and significantly, the cuffband designation of the last 'division' formed in the elite Combat SS.This Companion to the Nibelungenlied draws on the expertise of scholars from German, Britain, and the United States to offer the reader fresh perspectives on a wide variety of topics regarding the epic: the latest theories regarding manuscript tradition, authorship, conflict, combat, and politics, the Otherworld and its inhabitants, eroticism (in both the Nibelungenlied and Wagner's Ring), the reception both of the Nibelungenlied in the twentieth century and of its most intriguing protagonist, Kriemhild, key concepts used by the poet, the heroic, feudal, and courtly elements in the work, and an analysis of archetypal elements from the perspective of Jungian psychology.Winder McConnell is Professor of German at the University of California, Davis.