Essays on Old Norse Mythology
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Poetic Edda by Paul Acker
Book DescriptionThis unique collection of essays applies significant critical approaches to the mythological poetry of the Poetic Edda, a principal source for Old Norse cosmography and the legends of Odin, Loki, and Thor. The volume also provides very useful introductions that sketch the critical history of the Eddas. By applying new theoretical approaches (feminist, structuralist, post-structuralist) to each of the major poems, this book yields a variety of powerful and convincing readings. Contributors to the collection are both young scholars and senior figures in the discipline, and are of varying nationalities (American, British, Australian, Scandinavian, and Icelandic), thus ensuring a range of interpretations from different corners of the scholarly community. The new translations included here make available for the first time to English-speaking students the intriguing methodologies that are currently developing in Scandinavia. An essential collection of scholarship for any Old Norse course, The Poetic Edda will also be of interest to scholars of Indo-European myth, as well as those who study the theory of myth.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815316602
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Garland Publishing Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paul Acker
Poetic Edda, Paperback (July 2013)
First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Creep, Shrinkage and Durability of Concrete and Concrete Structures, Hardback (September 2005)
Creep, shrinkage and durability of concrete and concrete structures have been a traditional conference topic for almost fifty years. This volume contains contributions from presentations at CONCREEP - 7, held September 12th - September 14th, 2005 at Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France.
Revising Oral Theory, Hardback (January 1998)» View all books by Paul Acker
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