The Havamal: With Selections from Other Poems of the Edda, Illustrating the Wisdom of the North in Heathen Times

The Havamal: With Selections from Other Poems of the Edda, Illustrating the Wisdom of the North in Heathen Times

By: D. E. Martin Clarke (editor_and_translator)Paperback

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First published in 1923, this volume provides the entire text of the Havamal in the original Old Norse, together with a facing-page English translation. At the time of publication, the poem had only been made available within editions of the Poetic Edda or still larger collections. This was therefore a significant book, which considerably increased the accessibility of the Havamal. A long introduction and generous notes are also provided, together with extracts from three other poems (including the greater part of the Sigrdrifumal) which serve to complement the main text. This is a consummately edited volume that will be of value to anyone with an interest in Old Norse literature.

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Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. The poetry of the Edda; 2. The Havamal; 3. The Sigdrifumal, Reginsmal, and Grogaldr; 4. The gnomic material of the Edda; 5. The mythical material of the Havamal; 6. Spell songs in the Edda; Part II. Text and Translation: 7. The Havamal; 8. The Sigdrifumal; 9. The Reginsmal; 10. The Grogaldr; Notes.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/06/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781107679764
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 134
  • ID: 9781107679764
  • weight: 180
  • ISBN10: 1107679761
  • language of text: Old Norse

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