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    DescriptionBeginning with the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Snorri Sturluson tells us how scions of those descendants, the Swedish kings, colonised and subdued Norway, shire by shire, until King Harald Fairhair united the whole realm. The long line of his successors ruled Norway with varying fortunes, achieving, at one time, a far-flung dominion encompassing a major part of the British Isles and Denmark, besides the homeland.Great missionary kings, especially Olaf Haraldsson (who was later canonised and became the patron saint of Norway), introduced Christianity, and with it southern and western influences. Other rulers weakened the kingdom by their fratricidal struggles or wars with pretenders. Through the whole history, one senses the gradual rise of a national awareness. Snorri Sturluson is, without compare, the greatest historian of the Middle Ages. His work reflects the attitudes of his own troubled times and country, the Iceland of the thirteenth century, torn by bloody feuds.


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    Title
    Heimskringla
    Subtitle
    History of the Kings of Norway
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Snorri Sturluson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 880
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 1,179 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780292730618
    ISBN 10: 0292730616
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBTG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DNN
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Approval Code: A15202060
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Abridged Dewey: 398
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC classification: GR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS044000
    B&T Approval Code: A24326200
    DC21: 839.61
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1DNN
    Thema V1.0: NHTG
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DNN
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    University of Texas Press
    Imprint name
    University of Texas Press
    Publication date
    01 July 1991
    Publication City/Country
    Austin, TX
    Review quote
    "Snorri Sturluson speaks - as almost no other historian ever has spoken - with the authority of a man whose masterful skills would have made him one of the formidable, foremost in any of the events he records. So he saturates even remotley past happenings with a gripping first-hand quality ... Hollander's translation is very good, fresh on every page . . Where ever you open the book. The life grips you and you read on" Ted Hughes, New York Review of Books