Old Norse Folklore Old Norse Folklore
Myth and Poetics II

Old Norse Folklore

Tradition, Innovation, and Performance in Medieval Scandinavia

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Publisher Description

The medieval northern world consisted of a vast and culturally diverse region both geographically, from roughly Greenland to Novgorod and culturally, as one of the last areas of Europe to be converted to Christianity. Old Norse Folklore explores the complexities of this fascinating world in case studies and theoretical essays that connect orality and performance theory to memory studies, and myths relating to pre-Christian Nordic religion to innovations within late medieval pilgrimage song culture.

Old Norse Folklore provides critical new perspectives on the Old Norse world, some of which appear in this volume for the first time in English. Stephen A. Mitchell presents emerging methodologies by analyzing Old Norse materials to offer a better understandings ofunderstanding of Old Norse materials. He examines, interprets, and re-interprets the medieval data bequeathed to us by posterity—myths, legends, riddles, charms, court culture, conversion narratives, landscapes, and mindscapes—targeting largely overlooked, yet important sources of cultural insights.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2023
December 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
360
Pages
PUBLISHER
Cornell University Press
SELLER
Ingram DV LLC
SIZE
3.4
MB

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