Heimskringla: History of the kings of Norway

Heimskringla: History of the kings of Norway

Written by Snorri Sturluson

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Genre: History
Year of first publication: 1225

Beginning with the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the history of the kings of Norway through the reign of Olaf Haraldsson, who became Norway’s patron saint. Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as a national treasure, Heimskringla influenced the thinking and literary style of Scandinavia over several centuries. The Heimskringla was written down by Snorri Sturluson around 1230.

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