Egil, the Viking Poet : New Approaches to Egils Saga Hardback
Edited by Laurence de Looze, Jon Karl Helgason, Russell Poole, Torfi H. Tulinius
Part of the Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (Tonis) series
Egil, the Viking Poet focuses on one of the best-known Icelandic sagas, that of the extraordinary hero Egil Skallagrimsson.
Descended from a lineage of trolls, shape-shifters, and warriors, Egil's transformation from a precocious and murderous child into a raider, mercenary, litigant, landholder, and poet epitomizes the many facets of Viking legend. The contributors to this collection of essays approach Egil's story from a variety of perspectives, including psychology, philology, network theory, social history, and literary theory.
Strikingly original, their essays will appeal not only to dedicated students of Old Norse-Icelandic literature but also to those working in the fields of Viking studies, comparative ethnology, and folklore.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages, 10 figures
- Publisher: University of Toronto Press
- Publication Date: 23/11/2015
- Category: Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
- ISBN: 9781442649699