The Elis saga is the Old Norwegian version of the French chanson de geste, Klie de Saint Gille. The translation was made by the abbot Robert, at the direction of the king Hakon Hakonson, probably in the second quarter of … Read More
Excerpt from Did the Norsemen Erect the Newport Round Tower A few writers have imagined that the structure was plastered on the outside; however, this is difficult to ascertain, as for many years the walls were covered with ivy, causing … Read More
Excerpt from Norse words in the Anglo-Saxon chronicle : The ANGLO-SAXON CHRONICLE has come down to us in seven manuscripts of various length and importance, one of which, the Laud Manuscript, runs to the year 1154. about seventy-five years beyond … Read More
Story telling to children from Norse mythology and the Nibelungenlied : references to material on selected stories together with an annotated reading list The myths of our northern ancestors, garnered from Ice- land, offer us a wealth of material for … Read More
This volume, forming a continuation of the two earlier saga bibliographies published in “ Islandica ”, contains a bibliography of the sagas which, since their publication by Rafn, have generally been known as the Fornaldarsogur.