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Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond : Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway / Martin Chase.

Publication:
New York, NY : Fordham University Press, [2014]
Series:
Fordham Series in Medieval Studies
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (296 pages)
Subjects:
Eddas -- History and criticism.
Old Norse poetry -- History and criticism.
Scalds and scaldic poetry -- History and criticism.
Local subjects:
Arthurian Studies.
Eddic Poetry.
Medieval Romance.
Norse Mythology.
Old Norse.
Rímur.
Skaldic Poetry.
Snorri Sturluson.
Strengleikar.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond shines light on traditional divisions of Old Norse-Icelandic poetry and awakens the reader to work that blurs these boundaries. Many of the texts and topics taken up in these enlightening essays have been difficult to categorize and have consequently been overlooked or undervalued. The boundaries between genres (Eddic and Skaldic), periods (Viking Age, medieval, early modern), or cultures (Icelandic, Scandinavian, English, Continental) may not have been as sharp in the eyes and ears of contemporary authors and audiences as they are in our own. When questions of classification are allowed to fade into the background, at least temporarily, the poetry can be appreciated on its own terms. Some of the essays in this collection present new material, while others challenge long-held assumptions. They reflect the idea that poetry with "medieval" characteristics continued to be produced in Iceland well past the fifteenth century, and even beyond the Protestant Reformation in Iceland (1550). This superb volume, rich in up-to-date scholarship, makes little-known material accessible to a wide audience.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Sources of Merlínússpá: Gunnlaugr Leifsson's Use of Texts Additional to the De gestis Britonum of Geoff rey of Monmouth
The Genesis of Strengleikar: Scribes, Translators, and Place of Origin
Einarr Skúlason, Snorri Sturluson, and the Post-Pagan Mythological Kenning
Skáldskaparmál as a Tool for Composition of Pseudonymous Skaldic Poetry
Háttatal Stanza 12 and the Divine Legitimation of Kings
Creating Tradition: The Use of Skaldic Verse in Old Norse Historiography
Rattus rattus as a Beast of Battle? Stanza 12 of Ragnars Saga
Wit and Wisdom: The Worldview of the Old Norse- Icelandic Riddles and Their Relationship to Eddic Poetry
Devotional Poetry at the End of the Middle Ages in Iceland
Love and Death in the Icelandic Ballad
Steinunn Finnsdóttir and Snækóngs Rímur
Notes
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jul 2020)
Contributor:
Chase, Martin, editor., Editor,
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780823257843
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780823257843 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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