Beyond the Northlands
Viking Voyages and the Old Norse SagasBook - 2016
To explore the sagas and the world that produced them, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough now takes her own trip through the dramatic landscapes that they describe. Along the way, she illuminates the rich but often confusing saga accounts with a range of other evidence: archaeological finds, rune-stones, medieval world maps, encyclopaedic manuscripts, and texts from as far away as Byzantium and Baghdad. As her journey across the Old Norse world shows, by situating thesagas against the revealing background of this other evidence, we can begin at least to understand just how the world was experienced, remembered, and imagined by this unique culture from the outermostedge of Europe so many centuries ago.
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Branch Call Number: 948.022
Characteristics: xix, 317 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm.