Saga of the People of Weapon's Fjord (Vápnfirðinga Saga): A New English Translation with Old Norse Text, Vocabulary, and Maps (Paperback)

Saga of the People of Weapon's Fjord (Vápnfirðinga Saga): A New English Translation with Old Norse Text, Vocabulary, and Maps By Jesse Byock, Randall Gordon Cover Image
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The Saga of the People of Weapon's Fjord (V pnfir inga Saga) is a masterpiece of saga telling. It recounts blood feud in Iceland during the Viking Age and takes the reader deep into struggles for power and honor in Iceland's East Fjords. Two young chieftains begin as inseparable friends. As they mature, they slide into bitter competition for regional dominance. The contest continues into the next generation and spreads across Iceland's northern and eastern regions. As one learns, honor and friendship have many interpretations but revenge is mostly expected.

This new bilingual edition offers all the tools necessary to read a major Icelandic saga in both English and the original Old Norse. Each Old Norse saga chapter has its own specific vocabulary, so that the reader is freed from dependence on separate dictionaries. Notes and discussions explain language, geography, law, and society. An extensive series of maps, freshly drawn for this edition, provide an accurate picture of the landscape. After completing the Saga of the People of Weapon's Fjord, you will be equipped to read any of Iceland's longer sagas. For more about sagas, Old Norse language, runes, and the Viking Age visit our website: www.oldnorse.org

Product Details
ISBN: 9781953947130
ISBN-10: 1953947131
Publisher: Jules William Press
Publication Date: April 27th, 2023
Pages: 200
Language: English