Snorri - Ævisaga 1179-1241 Óskar Guðmundsson

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Snorri - Ævisaga 1179-1241  by  Óskar Guðmundsson

Snorri - Ævisaga 1179-1241 by Óskar Guðmundsson
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A biography of the Icelandic scholar Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241).Snorri Sturluson is the most famous Norse scholar from the middle ages. Among his accomplishments were the compiling and recording of the ancient Edda poems which contain all there isMoreA biography of the Icelandic scholar Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241).Snorri Sturluson is the most famous Norse scholar from the middle ages. Among his accomplishments were the compiling and recording of the ancient Edda poems which contain all there is known of Norse mythology. Along with the poems he wrote treatises of poetic methods and terms.

Snorri wrote Heimskringla, the history of the Norwegian kings. He is often presumed to be the author of Egils Saga.Snorri was also a law speaker in the Icelandic Althing (parliament) and a politician. He was of the Sturlunga clan, one of Icelands most powerful clans during a period of violent power struggle which eventually led to Icelands loss of independence to the Norwegian crown.

Snorri himself was assassinated in his home.This is a comprehensive and scholarly study of Snorris life.



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