- Publisher: Jules William Press
- Format: Paperback | 384 pages
- Language: English / Old Norse
- Dimensions: 202mm x 252mm x 28mm | 900g
- Publication date: 18 March 2013
- ISBN 10: 1480216445
- ISBN 13: 9781480216440
- Sales rank: 102,367
This title provides an introduction to Old Norse and Icelandic, including graded lessons, reading passages, vocabulary, grammar exercises, and pronunciation. A full complement of maps, runic inscriptions and culture sections explore the civilization, legends, and myths of the Vikings.
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Jesse Byock is Distinguished Professor of Old Norse and Medieval Scandinavian Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and professor at UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. He directs the Mosfell Archaeological Project in Iceland. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Prof. Byock teaches Old Norse, the Icelandic sagas, Viking history and archaeology and directs the Mosfell Archaeological Project (MAP) in Iceland. He writes about Vikings, Iceland, feud, and archaeology. Jesse Byock is the author of Viking Age Iceland, and Feud in the Icelandic Saga. His translations from Old Norse include The Prose Edda, The Saga of the Volsungs, The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki, and Grettirs Saga. See www.vikingnorse.com and www.viking.ucla.edu"