Beginning with the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the history of the kings of Norway through. Heimskringla is the best known of the Old Norse kings’ sagas. It was written in Old Norse in Heimskringla is a collection of sagas about Swedish and Norwegian kings, beginning with the saga of the legendary Swedish dynasty of the. Find great deals for Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway by Snorri Sturluson (, Paperback). Shop with confidence on eBay!.

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Snorri may have had access to a wide range of the early Scandinavian historical texts known today as the ‘synoptic histories’, but made most use of: Snorri also made extensive use of skaldic verse which he believed to have been composed at the time of the events portrayed and transmitted orally from that time onwards, and clearly made us of other oral accounts, though it is uncertain to what extent.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: For events of the midth century, Snorri explicitly names the now-lost work Hryggjarstykki as his source.

History Maps Paperback Books. The stories are told with a life and freshness, giving a picture of human life in all its reality. My library Help Advanced Book Search. It was a gift for my Mom for Christmas. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.


Up until the midth century, historians put great trust in the factual truth of Snorri’s narrative, as well as other old Norse sagas. Account Options Sign in. 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. The Saga of Harald Sigurtharson Hardruler.

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Show More Show Less. Kings’ sagas Old Norse Skald. The fhe sources of his work are disputed, but included earlier kings’ sagas, such as MorkinskinnaFagrskinna and the twelfth century Norwegian synoptic histories and oral traditions, notably many skaldic poems.

Snorri SturlusonLee M. The Saga of the Sons of Harald.

At that time it had lost the first page, but the second the current beginning of the Ynglinga saga starts Kringla heimsins”the Earth’s circle” of the Laing translation. Best Selling in Textbooks, Education See all.

Account Options Sign in. This book reflects the attitude of Norway, torn by bloody feuds. Tells how the scions of the mythical gods and their descendants, the Swedish kings, colonised and subdued Norway, shire by shire, until King Harald Fairhair united the whole realm.


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Snorri had himself visited Norway and Sweden. Snorri Sturluson’s fame as a historianhis main work is the 16 sagas included in Heimskringla c.

Harry Potter Years by J. An English translation by Samuel Laing was finally published inwith a second edition in Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as heimskringgla national treasure, Heimskringla influenced the thinking and literary style of Scandinavia over several centuries. So he saturates even remotely past happenings with a gripping first-hand quality.

Heimskringla : History of the Kings of Norway by Snorri Sturluson (1991, Paperback)

Intended to be a handbook in skaldic poetry, it preserves invaluable mythological tales that were on the verge of being forgotten even in Sturluson’s time. Olaf’s year-long reign takes up about one third of the entire work. A new Danish translation with the text in Old Norse and a Latin translation came out in —83 by order of Frederick VI as crown prince. By the midth century, histogy Old Norse language was unintelligible to Norwegian, Swedish or Danish readers.

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