The Saints in Old Norse and Early Modern Icelandic Poetry (Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (Tonis)) (Hardcover)

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Description


The Saints in Old Norse and Early Modern Icelandic Poetry is a complimentary volume to The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse-Icelandic Prose (UTP 2013). While its predecessor dealt primarily with medieval prose texts about the saints, this volume not only focuses on medieval poems about saints but also on Icelandic devotional poetry created during the early modern period. The handlist organizes saints' names, manuscripts, and editions of individual poems with references to approximate dates of the manuscripts, as well as modern Icelandic editions and translations. Each entry concludes with secondary literature about the poem in question. These features combine to make The Saints in Old Norse and Early Modern Icelandic Poetry an invaluable resource for scholars and students in the field.

About the Author


Kirsten Wolf is Kim Nilsson Professor and Torger Thompson Chair in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Natalie Van Deusen is Assistant Professor and Henry Cabot and Linnea Lodge Professor of Scandinavian Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781487500740
ISBN-10: 1487500742
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication Date: January 11th, 2017
Pages: 380
Language: English
Series: Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (Tonis)