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Heslop / Glauser

RE:writing

Medial perspectives on textual culture in the Icelandic Middle Ages

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Buch. Softcover

2018

328 S.

Chronos Verlag. ISBN 978-3-0340-1029-0

Format (B x L): 15.6 x 22.6 cm

Gewicht: 536 g

Produktbeschreibung

Among the texts examined are Sturlunga saga, a narrative cycle depicting the bitter feuding preceding Iceland's loss of independence in 1262/4; Hauksbók or 'Haukr's Book', a manuscript 'micro-library', containing among other things a history of the Christianisation of Iceland, narratives about legendary Vikings, the story of Troy, and computistical material; Víglundar saga, an exemplary romance in saga form; grammatical treatises in which native poetry is analysed in terms of classical rhetoric; and a tiny sixteenth-century manuscript of the vita of St Margaret, written as an amulet for the scribe's pregnant daughter. Showcasing medially-focused responses to a wide range of medieval writing and textuality, the collection demonstrates the promise of a medial approach to Iceland's extraordinarily rich and long-lived textual culture.

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