Olavslegenden og den Latinske Historieskrivning I 1100- Tallets Norge
Olavslegenden og den Latinske Historieskrivning I 1100- Tallets Norge by Inger Ekrem
Book DescriptionNorwegian medieval Latin literature was in its prime in the latter half of the 12th century. A number of Latin works on Norwegian history came into existence. In this interdisciplinary collection of articles, there is a presentation of these works and their backgrounds, and the correlation between the Latin and the Norse tradition is examined. Of central importance in the book is the cult of Olav the Saint whose seat was the cathedral in Trondheim (Nidaros). The development of the Legend of St. Olav and the collection of miracles belonging to it are discussed by specialists of various professions from different points of view -- liturgical, religious historical, sociological, philological and literary.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9788772896168
(208mm x 127mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Museum Tusculanum Press
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: Denmark
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The fragmentary medieval chronicle, "Historia Norwegie", is the oldest piece of historical writing from Norway, and probably the first specimen of Norwegian literature. It was composed in Latin in the second half of the 12th century, perhaps in the Oslo area.
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Author Biography - Inger Ekrem
Lars Boje Mortensen is professor and head of the Centre of Medieval Literature at the University of Southern Denmark and affiliated professor at the Centre of Medieval Literature at the University of Bergen.
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