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This major survey of Old Norse--Icelandic literature and culture demonstrates the remarkable continuity of Icelandic language and culture from medieval to modern times. * Comprises 29 chapters written by leading scholars in the field * Reflects current debates among Old Norse--Icelandic scholars * Pays attention to previously neglected areas of study, such as the sagas of Icelandic bishops and the fantasy sagas * Looks at the ways Old Norse--Icelandic literature is used by modern writers, artists and film directors, both within and outside Scandinavia * Sets Old Norse--Icelandic language and literature in its wider cultural context

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631235026
ISBN-10: 0631235027
Format: Hardback
(262mm x 188mm x 37mm)
Pages: 584
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rory McTurk

Rory McTurk is Professor of Icelandic Studies at the University of Leeds. Previously he has taught at the Universities of Lund and Copenhagen and at University College, Dublin. He is the author of Studies in Ragnars saga loAdegreebrokar and its Major Scandinavian Analogues (1991) and Chaucer and the Norse and Celtic Worlds (2005), and has translated Kormaks saga for the Penguin Sagas of Warrior--Poets (2002).

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