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Stefán Einarsson covers almost a thousand years of Icelandic literature in tracing the influence of the sagas and eddic poems. The book begins with background on Icelandic literature, outlining its literary roots in Scandinavia. Following this, Einarsson provides a thorough survey of Icelandic literature through the 1950s.

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  1. New Copyright
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  1. Half Title
  2. p. i
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
  2. p. v
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  1. Preface
  2. Stefán Einarsson
  3. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Half Title 1
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-13
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  1. Eddic Poetry
  2. pp. 14-43
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  1. Skaldic Poetry
  2. pp. 44-68
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  1. Sacred Poetry
  2. pp. 69-83
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  1. Secular Poetry of the Later Middle Ages
  2. pp. 84-95
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  1. Literature of the Clergy
  2. pp. 96-105
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  1. The Earliest Historiographers
  2. pp. 106-109
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  1. The Kings’ Sagas
  2. pp. 110-121
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  1. The Sagas
  2. pp. 122-135
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  1. The Family Sagas
  2. pp. 136-151
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  1. Sturlunga Saga
  2. pp. 152-156
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  1. Fornaldar Sögur
  2. pp. 157-161
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  1. Romances of Chivalry and Lygi Sögur
  2. pp. 162-169
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  1. The Reformation
  2. pp. 170-178
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  1. The Icelandic Renaissance
  2. pp. 179-184
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  1. Secular Poetry, 1550–1750
  2. pp. 185-205
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  1. Enlightenment (Neo-Classicism), 1750–1830
  2. pp. 206-219
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  1. National Romanticism, 1830–1874
  2. pp. 220-248
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  1. Realism to Neo-Romanticism, 1874–1918
  2. pp. 249-287
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  1. Tradition and Revolt Between the World Wars, 1918–1940
  2. pp. 288-327
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  1. After World War II, 1940–1956
  2. pp. 328-339
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  1. American-Icelandic Writers
  2. pp. 340-354
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 355-362
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  1. On Pronunciation
  2. p. 363
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  1. A Note on the Index
  2. p. 364
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 365-409
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  1. Series List
  2. p. 411
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421435473
Related ISBN
9781421435466
MARC Record
OCLC
1122733897
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-10
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Funder
Mellon/NEH / Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-ND
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