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    DescriptionOver a period of twenty years, Snorri Sturluson, scholar, courtier and poet, compiled the prose EDDA as a textbook for young poets who wished to praise kings. His work surveys the content, style and metres of traditional Viking poetry and includes a poem of Snorri's own, praising the king of Norway. Ironically, Snorri was killed in his own cellar in 1241 on the instigation of the king of Norway as a result of political intrigue. The EDDA contains the most extensive account of Norse myths and legends that has survived from the Middle Ages. This is the only edition available with introduction, text summaries, indexes and chronology of early Icelandic literature.


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    Title
    Edda
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Snorri Sturluson, Edited by Anthony Faulkes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780460876162
    ISBN 10: 0460876163
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15720
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET190
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCANDN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.9T
    LC subject heading:
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ACSC
    BISAC V2.8: POE008000
    DC22: 839.61
    DC20: 839.68
    DC22: 839/.68
    LC classification: PT7312.E5 F38 1995
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PT7312.E5F
    BIC subject category V2: 2ACSC
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, DSC
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    Original ed.
    Illustrations note
    32col.ill.
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    23 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Snorri Sturluson, historian, poet and politician, was born at Hvamm in western Iceland in 1179. He belonged to an aristocratic family, the Sturlungar. Snorri acquired great wealth and power and was twice lawspeaker at the Icelandic parliament, and twice visited Norway, where he became embroiled in the politics of King Hakon Hakonarson and the king's father-in-law, Earl Skuli. The latter rebelled against the king and was killed. Snorri also became subject to the king's displeasure and was killed in 1241 in his own cellar. His HEIMSKRINGLA is the best account of medieval Scandinavian history. He may also be the author of EGILS SAGA, one of the finest of the Sagas of Icelanders.