Orkneyinga Saga: The History of the Earls of Orkney download free [PDF and Ebook] by Hermann Palsson

Orkneyinga Saga: The History of the Earls of Orkney download free [PDF and Ebook] by Hermann Palsson year 1981
  • Book name: Orkneyinga Saga: The History of the Earls of Orkney
  • Author: Hermann Palsson
  • Release date: 1981/10/9
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780140443837
  • Rating: 7.21 of 10
  • Votes: 461
  • Review by: Jaden Lovell
  • Review rating: 8.53 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/2
  • Total pages: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 25 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Written around AD 1200 by an unnamed Icelandic author, the Orkneyinga Saga is an intriguing fusion of myth, legend and history. The only medieval chronicle to have Orkney as the central place of action, it tells of an era when the islands were still part of the Viking world, beginning with their conquest by the kings of Norway in the ninth century. The saga describes the subsequent history of the Earldom of Orkney and the adventures of great Norsemen such as Sigurd the Powerful, St Magnus the Martyr and Hrolf, the conqueror of Normandy. Savagely powerful and poetic, this is a fascinating depiction of an age of brutal battles, murder, sorcery and bitter family feuds.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H34M24S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: European History, Sagas, Literary Studies: Classical, Early & Medieval, Classic Books & Novels, Literary Essays
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 10.80 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x15mm
  • Weight: 191g
  • Printed by: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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