Orkneyinga Saga

Orkneyinga Saga

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Orkneyinga Saga

Hermann Pálsson, Paul Edwards

ISBN 9780140443837

  • EDITION

    Penguin, 1981

    130 x 198 mm, Softcover

    252pp

  • CONDITION

    Dustjacket: N/A.

    Cover: Very Good.

    Inner: Very Good.

     

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    Synopsis: Written around AD 1200 by an unnamed Icelandic author, the Orkneyinga Saga is an intriguing fusion of myth, legend and history. The only medieval chronicle to have Orkney as the central place of action, it tells of an era when the islands were still part of the Viking world, beginning with their conquest by the kings of Norway in the ninth century. The saga describes the subsequent history of the Earldom of Orkney and the adventures of great Norsemen such as Sigurd the Powerful, St Magnus the Martyr and Hrolf, the conqueror of Normandy. Savagely powerful and poetic, this is a fascinating depiction of an age of brutal battles, murder, sorcery and bitter family feuds.