Eastern Europe in Icelandic Sagas
Title
Eastern Europe in Icelandic Sagas
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€ 99,00
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9781641890267
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Hardback
Number of pages
228
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English
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Introduction: Sources, Aims, Conventions Part 1: Eastern Europe in the Old Norse Weltbild Chapter 1: Austrhálfa on the Ÿmental mapŒ of medieval Scandinavians Chapter 2: Austrvegr and Other aust-place-names Chapter 3: Austmarr, Ÿthe Eastern SeaŒ, the Baltic Sea Chapter 4: Traversing Eastern Europe Chapter 5: East European rivers Chapter 6: Gar¿ar/Gar¿aríki as a designation of Old Rus’ Chapter 7: Hólmgar¿r (Novgorod), and Kænugar¿r (Kiev) Chapter 8: Aldeigja/Aldeigjuborg, ŸOld LadogaŒ Chapter 9: ŸHofu¿ gar¿arŒ in Hauksbók, and Some Other Old Russian Towns Chapter 10: Bjarmaland Part 2: Four Norwegian kings in Old Rus’ Chapter 1: Ôláfr Tryggvason Chapter 2: Ôláfr Haraldsson Chapter 3: Magnús Ôláfsson Chapter 4: Haraldr Sigur¿arson Bibliography Index
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Tatjana Jackson

Eastern Europe in Icelandic Sagas

Based on the material of the Old Norse Icelandic sources written down in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries, this book demonstrates how medieval Scandinavians imagined Eastern Europe. It reconstructs the system of medieval Scandinavian perception of space in general, and the eastern part of the oecumene in particular. It also examines the unique information of these sources, of which the Russian chronicles were unaware: namely, the saga and skaldic poetry data concerning the visits of the four Norwegian kings to Old Rus in the late-tenth and mid-eleventh centuries.
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Tatjana Jackson

Tatjana N. Jackson is the leading Russian Scandinavianist and author of more than ten books and three hundred papers on Russian-Scandinavian relations of the Middle Ages.