Icelandic Manuscripts Jónas Kristjánsson

Icelandic Manuscripts Jónas Kristjánsson

Icelandic Manuscripts – Sagas, History and Art presents the treasury of Iceland’s medieval literature against a background of the country’s history and political development, from the settlement of the country by Vikings in the 9th century, through the Middle Ages and on into modern times. The vigor and beauty of these manuscripts is revealed in a wealth of color and monochrome photographs, and choice translated excerpts from the sagas and poems give the reader tantalizing samples of the works themselves. First published 1996. Translated by Jeffrey Cosser.

 

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