Category: Books & Literature
A Viking Slave’s Saga is a trilogy of novels by the famous Swedish author Jan Fridegård: Land of Wooden Gods (Trägudars land, 1940), People of the Dawn (Gryningsfolket, 1944), and Sacrificial Smoke (Offerrök, 1949).
The notebooks of the Scottish folklore pioneer Alexander Carmichael have been prepared for publication.
In all corners of the world there are stories about people who have the ability to transform themselves into animals. The following article will focus on stories about werewolves in a wolf-free country, Iceland.
Wasteland with Words is a very welcome addition to the small number of academic books about Iceland’s modern history available in English.
A 350-year-old notebook which describes the execution of innocent women for consorting with the Devil, has been published online by The University of Manchester’s John Rylands Library
The status of women under Old English law is among the most contested topics in Anglo-Saxon studies. The five charters edited here record lawsuits in which the principal litigants are women of different backgrounds.
A rare original King James Bible has been discovered on a shelf in a Wiltshire church.
Olsen is one of the most popular medievalists in America. His unusual path to success – a smartly branded Web site and a legion of iTunes listeners – marks an alternative to the publish-or-perish tradition of scholarship on the tenure track
On Friday, it was “1984” and another Orwell book, “Animal Farm,” that were dropped down the memory hole — by Amazon.com.
Silbury is a truly unique monument and the hard work by so many people that has resulted in the new-found knowledge shared in this book is a huge achievement.
One thousand years have passed since the historical fire of the farm Bergthórshvoll in Landeyjar, south Iceland, took place, where Icelandic saga protagonist Njáll was burnt to death along with his wife Bergthóra, three sons and other residents, as described in Njáls saga.
“Huckleberry Finn,” almost always regarded as an American classic, is a story of an unlikely friendship between Huck, a white adolescent, and Jim, an enslaved black man. I find it peculiar that the concept of human chattel is not too harsh for young readers, but a six-letter word renders this work obscene.
A Cambridge scholar is starting a one-year journey across Iceland, to examine the history and significance of Icelandic sagas.