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Book Title: The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer|
The author of the book: Jesse L. Byock
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 711 KB
Edition: University of California Press
Date of issue: June 19th 2012
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Read full description of the books The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer:The Saga of the Volsungs is an Icelandic epic of special interest to admirers of Richard Wagner, who drew heavily upon this Norse source in writing his Ring Cycle and a primary source for writers of fantasy such as J. R. R. Tolkien and romantics such as William Morris.
A trove of traditional lore, it tells of love, jealousy, vengeance, war, and the mythic deeds of the dragonslayer, Sigurd the Volsung.
Byock's comprehensive introduction explores the history, legends, and myths contained in the saga and traces the development of a narrative that reaches back to the period of the great folk migrations in Europe when the Roman Empire collapsed.
Read information about the authorJesse L. Byock is Professor of Old Norse and Medieval Scandinavian at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Feud in the Icelandic Saga (1982) Medieval Iceland (1990), The Saga of King Kraki (1998), and Viking Age Iceland (2001).
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