Heimskringla

Author: Snorri Sturluson
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292786964
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Heimskringla from the Author: Snorri Sturluson. 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 Chronicle Of The Kings Of Norway

Author: Snorri Sturluson
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
ISBN: 9781150811814
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The Heimskringla Or Chronicle Of The Kings Of Norway from the Author: Snorri Sturluson. This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 Excerpt: ...had already restored him twice from heathen lands with their own money; and he well knew that it would be difficult and expensive for them to submit a third time to this burden. It is well with the man who does not undergo so much in the world as this man knew he had suffered. He saw but one way; and that was to get off and escape if he could. He resolved upon this in the night time, killed the peasant, and cut his foot off after killing him; and set off to the forest with the chain upon his leg. Now when the people knew this, soon after daylight in the morning, they pursued him with two dogs accustomed to trace any one who escaped, and to find him in the forest however carefully he might be concealed. They got him into their hands, and beat him, and did him all kinds of mischief; and, dragging him home, left him barely alive, and showed him no mercy. They tortured him severely; put him in a dark room, in Saga Xu. which there lay already sixteen Christian men; and bound him both with iron and other tyings, as fast as they could. Then he began to think that the misery and pain he had endured before were but shadows to his present sufferings. He saw no man before his eyes in this prison who would beg for mercy for him; no one had compassion on his wretchedness, except the Christian men who lay bound with him, who sorrowed with him, and bemoaned his fate together with their own misfortunes and helplessness. One day they advised him to make a vow to the holy King Olaf, to devote himself to some office in his sacred house, if he, by God's compassion and Saint Olaf's prayers, could get away from this prison. He gladly agreed to this, and made a vow, and prepared himself for the situation they mentioned to him. The night after he thought in his sleep that he saw a...

The Heimskringla Volume 2 Or Chronicle Of The Kings Of Norway

Author: Snorri Sturluson
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
ISBN: 9781150888694
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The Heimskringla Volume 2 Or Chronicle Of The Kings Of Norway from the Author: Snorri Sturluson. The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Volume: 2; Original Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans; Publication date: 1844; Subjects: Iceland History; Norway History; Scandinavia History; Norway; Scandinavia; Iceland; History; Biography

The Heimskringla Volume 1 Or Chronicle Of The Kings Of Norway Inthree Volumes

Author: Samuel Laing
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ISBN: 9781235784354
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The Heimskringla Volume 1 Or Chronicle Of The Kings Of Norway Inthree Volumes from the Author: Samuel Laing. This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1844 Excerpt: ... VI. SAGA VI. KING OLAF TRYGGVESSON'S SAGA. King Tryggve Olafsson had married a wife who Chapter was called Astrid. She was a daughter of Eric oiafTrygBiodaskalde, a great man, who dwelt at Ofrostad. gyesson's But after Tryggve's death Astrid fled, ' and privately took with her all the loose property she could. Her foster-father, Thoralf Lusiskiaeg, followed her, and never left her; and others of her faithful followers spied about to discover her enemies, and where they were. Astrid was pregnant with a child of King Tryggve, and she went to a lake, and concealed herself in a holm or small island in it with a few men. Here her child was born, and it was a boy; and water was poured over it, and it was called Olaf after the grandfather. Astrid remained all summer here in concealment; but when the nights became dark, and the day began to shorten and the weather to be cold, she was obliged to take to the land, along with Thoralf and a few other men. They did not seek for houses, unless in the night time, when they came to them secretly; and they spoke to nobody. One evening, towards dark, they came to Ofrostad, where Astrid's father Eric dwelt, and privately sent a man to Eric to tell him; and Eric took them to an out-house, and spread a table for them with the best of food. When Astrid had been here a short time her travelling attendants left her, and Olaf Tryggvesson reigned from about the year 9Q5 to the year 1000. King Olaf, it will be remembered, was one of Harald Haarfager's sons; King Tryggve Olafsson was the son of this Olaf, and this Olaf Tryggvesson the son of Tryggve. SAGA VI. Chapter II. Of Gun-bild's sons. Chapter III. Astrid's journey. none remained behind with her but two servant girls, her child Olaf, Thoralf Lusiskiaeg, and his son Thorgils, who ...

The Heimskringl

Author: Samuel Laing
Publisher: Nabu Press
ISBN: 9781147061604
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The Heimskringl from the Author: Samuel Laing. This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Early Travels In Palestine

Author: Thomas Wright
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1616405252
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Early Travels In Palestine from the Author: Thomas Wright. Early Travels in Palestine, first published in 1848, is a compilation of the writings and narratives of nine travelers of Palestine from various eras, ranging from the 8th Century to the late 17th century. Though the explorers are of different nationalities and religions, each experienced Palestine during a period of turmoil and recorded first-hand accounts of the events, people, topography, and culture. This book is ideal for students of Muslim, Jewish, or Biblical history, or for those interested in the many changes Palestine has experienced throughout the centuries. THOMAS WRIGHT (1810-1877) was an English writer, editor, and antiquarian born in Shropshire, near Ludlow, England. He graduated in 1834 from Trinity College at Cambridge University before moving to London to start his literary career. He contributed to many periodicals over his lifetime and helped to found several societies, including the British Archaeological Association and the Shakespeare Society. He was a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a corresponding member of the Acad mie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres of Paris, among others. He remains most well-known for his editorial work on ancient Middle Eastern tomes.