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The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer

 
 
 
 
The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780520232853
ISBN 10: 520232852
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2002-01-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 145
List Price: $18.95
 
 

"This is a book of the highest importance. No one should attempt to teach about Viking society or claim to understand it without being familiar with this chilling and enduring myth."—Eleanor Searle, Past President of the Medieval Academy of America

Judy Quinn

Byock extends the background to the saga beyond the interest of 'Wagnerites' to the complex relationship between history and legend in the Middle Ages and the social context of the myths and heroes of the saga... [Byock is] very successful in his adept renderings of Eddic rhythm... The translation of prose is equally fine.