Nidrstigningar Saga

Sources, Transmission, and Theology of the Old Norse “Descent into Hell”

Author: Dario Bullitta

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442698004

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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The Evangelium Nicodemi, or Gospel of Nicodemus, was the most widely circulated apocryphal writing in medieval Europe. It depicted the trial, Passion, and crucifixion of Christ as well as his Harrowing of Hell. During the twelfth-century renaissance, some exemplars of the Evangelium Nicodemi found their way to Iceland where its text was later translated into the vernacular and known as Niðrstigningar saga. Dario Bullitta has embarked on a highly fascinating voyage that traces the routes of transmission of the Latin text to Iceland and continental Scandinavia. He argues that the saga is derived from a less popular twelfth-century French redaction of the Evangelium Nicodemi, and that it bears the exegetical and scriptural influences of twelfth-century Parisian scholars active at Saint Victor, Peter Comestor and Peter Lombard in particular. By placing Niðrstigningar saga within the greater theological and homiletical context of early thirteenth-century Iceland, Bullitta successfully adds to our knowledge of the early reception of Latin biblical and apocryphal literature in medieval Iceland and provides a new critical edition and translation of the vernacular text.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Altnordische Literaturgeschichte

Author: Jan de Vries

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110163308

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 936

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V?luspa: Eine Untersuchung

Author: E.H. Meyer

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5877136836

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse-Icelandic Prose

Author: Kirsten Wolf

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442646217

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 405

View: 9185

With The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse–Icelandic Prose, Kirsten Wolf has undertaken a complete revision of the fifty-year-old handlistThe Lives of the Saints in Old Norse Prose.
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von Wissenshütern und Wildnisbewohnern in Edda und Saga

Author: Katja Schulz

Publisher: N.A


Category: Eddas

Page: 332

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Sie sind vielköpfige Scheusale oder anmutige Schönheiten, mächtige Königsmacher oder mannstolle Weiber - in der altnordischen Literatur spielen die Riesen eine ebenso wichtige wie heterogene Rolle. Die nähere Betrachtung, in deren Zentrum die eddischen Lieder und Vorzeitsagas des skandinavischen Mittelalters stehen, zeigt: Riesen zeichnen sich nicht zwangsläufig durch übermenschliche Größe aus, wohl aber durch außergewöhnliche Macht und Zauberkundigkeit. Erzählerisch dienen sie in den oft sehr witzigen Episoden daher immer wieder dazu, schwer erklärliche Sachverhalte zu erörtern oder rechtfertigen. Sie stehen hinter Naturereignissen wie Stürmen oder ausbleibenden Fischschwärmen und betreten die Bühne, wenn es um gesellschaftliche Fragestellungen geht: das Rollenverhältnis zwischen Mann und Frau, die Legitimation eines Herrschers oder die Auseinandersetzung des Christentums mit alten heidnischen Bräuchen.
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Romance and Love in Late Medieval and Early Modern Iceland

Essays in Honor of Marianne Kalinke

Author: Kirsten Wolf,Johanna Denzin,Marianne E. Kalinke

Publisher: Cornell Univ Libraries


Category: History

Page: 341

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Marianne Kalinke, who retired from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2006, made profound contributions in Old Norse-Icelandic literature over her distinguished career of teaching and writing. She is perhaps best known for her Bridal-Quest Romance in Medieval Iceland, also in the Islandica series. This volume in her honor features new essays by fourteen authors on the theme of Old Norse-Icelandic romance and love. Several chapters examine love between a man and a woman with special focus on the ways in which the Sagas of Icelanders differ from courtly romances; tragic and comic elements of Icelandic tales of love; and the differing societal roles of women and men. Other chapters explore the intersection of folklore, mythology, and romance; the role of dwarfs in fourteenth-century Icelandic romances; and the characteristics that distinguish heroic epics from romances. Aspects of love as expressed through religion are highlighted in chapters on sacred and hagiographic texts.
Posted in History

Arkiv för nordisk filologi

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Scandinavian languages

Page: N.A

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Clemens Saga

The Life of St Clement of Rome

Author: Pope Clement I

Publisher: Viking Society for Northern Research University College


Category: Church history

Page: 56

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Hrafns Saga Sveinbjarnarsonar

Author: Guðrún P. Helgadóttir

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198111627

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 151

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Hrafns saga Sveinbjarnarsonar is a prime source of information about people and affairs in Iceland from the 1180s to 1217, the beginning of the Sturlung Age, and the great period of creativity in Icelandic saga-writing. The first critical edition based on all the manuscripts currently available, the saga offers insightful information about daily life, seafaring, law, feud, medicine, superstition, and "sacramental" and "secular" attitudes. The volume is furnished with full textual notes, a detailed introduction, and a substantial commentary that clarifies points of content, language, and style.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines


Author: Hermann Pálsson,Rudolf Šimek,Jónas Kristjánsson,Hans Bekker-Nielsen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization, Medieval, in literature

Page: 358

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Author: Harrassowitz, Otto

Publisher: N.A



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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Folklore

Page: N.A

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