• Filename: heimskringla.
  • ISBN: 9780292786967
  • Release Date: 2010-07-05
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Snorri Sturluson
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press

Beginning with the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the history of the kings of Norway through the reign of Olaf Haraldsson, who became Norway's patron saint. Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as a national treasure, Heimskringla influenced the thinking and literary style of Scandinavia over several centuries.

The Heimskringla Or the Sagas of the Norse Kings from the Icelandic of Snorre Sturlason

  • Filename: the-heimskringla-or-the-sagas-of-the-norse-kings-from-the-icelandic-of-snorre-sturlason.
  • ISBN: 1230242856
  • Release Date: 2013-09
  • Number of pages: 100
  • Author: Snorri Sturluson
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us

Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1889 edition. Extrait: ...about retreating. The interpreters, who understood the Vindland tongue, heard the chief Unibur make the following speech: "These people are brave, and it is difficult to make anything of them; and even if we took all the goods in their town, we might willingly give as much more that we had never come here, so great has been our loss of men and chiefs. Early in the day, when we began to assault the castle, they defended themselves first with arrows and spears; then they fought against us with stones; and now with sticks and staves, as against dogs. I see from this that they are in want of weapons and means of defence; so we shall make one more hard assault, and try their strength." It was as he said, that they now fought with stakes; because, in the first assault, they had imprudently used up all their missile weapons and stones; and now when the Christians saw the number of their stakes diminishing, they clave each stake in two. The heathens now made a very hot attack, and rested themselves between whiles, and on both sides they were exhausted. During a rest the Vindland king Ilettibur again offered terms, and that they should retain the weapons, clothes, and silver they could cany out of the castle. Saemund Husfreyja had fallen, and the men who remained gave the counsel to deliver up the castle and themselves into the power of the heathens: but it was a foolish counsel; for the heathens did not keep their promises, but took all people, men, women, and children, and killed all of them who were wounded or young, or could not easily be carried with them. They took all the goods that were in the castle; went into the Cross church, and plundered it of all its ornaments. The priest Andres...


  • Filename: heimskringla.
  • ISBN: 0903521237
  • Release Date: 1991
  • Number of pages: 167
  • Author: Diana Whaley
  • Publisher: Viking Society for Northern Research University College

The Heimskringla a History of the Norse Kings Volume 2

  • Filename: the-heimskringla-a-history-of-the-norse-kings-volume-2.
  • ISBN: 1230473416
  • Release Date: 2013-09
  • Number of pages: 98
  • Author: Snorri Sturluson
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... THE HEIMSKRINGLA. VOL. II. SAGA OF OLAF HARALDSON. (continued.) 85.--of Hrorek's ASSAULT. It happened on Ascension-day that King Olaf went to high mass, and the bishop went in procession around the church, and conducted the king; and when they came back to the church the bishop led the king to his seat on the north side of the choir. There Hrorek sat next to the king, and concealed his countenance in his upper cloak. When Olaf had seated himself Hrorek laid his hand on the king's shoulder, and felt it. "Thou hast fine clothes on, cousin, today," said he. King Olaf replies, "It is a festival to-day, in remembrance that Jesus Christ ascended to heaven from earth." King Hrorek says, "I understand nothing about it, so as to hold in my mind what ye tell me about Christ. Much of what ye tell me appears to me incredible, although many wonderful things may have come to pass in old times." When the mass was finished Olaf stood up, held his hands up over his head, and bowed down before the altar, so that his cloak hung down behind his shoulders. Then King Hrorek started up hastily and sharply, and struck at the king with a long knife of the kind called ryting; but the blow was received in the upper cloak at the shoulder, because the king was bending himself forwards. The clothes were much cut, but the king was not wounded. When the king perceived the attack he sprang upon the floor; and Hrorek struck at him again with the knife, but did not reach him, and said, "Art thou flying, Olaf, from me, a blind man?" The king ordered his men to seize him and lead him out of the church, which was done. After this attempt many hastened to King Olaf, and advised that King Hrorek should be killed. "It is," said they, "tempting your luck in the highest degree, ...

The Heimskringla

  • Filename: the-heimskringla.
  • ISBN: 1357062826
  • Release Date: 2016-05-18
  • Number of pages: 394
  • Author: Rasmus Bjorn Anderson
  • Publisher: Palala Press

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