Heimskringla(Sagas of Norse Kings and The Olaf Sagas 3


Heimskringla(Sagas of Norse Kings and The Olaf Sagas 3 volume set) ➽ [Reading] ➿ Heimskringla(Sagas of Norse Kings and The Olaf Sagas 3 volume set) By Snorri Sturluson ➲ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Great classic by Icelandic poet chieftain chronicles the reigns of high kings descended from the warrior wizard god Odin Major section on year reign of Olav II Haraldson, patron saint of Norway Base Great classic by Icelandic poet Norse Kings Epub Ü chieftain chronicles the reigns ofhigh kings descended from the warrior wizard god Odin Major section onyear reign of Olav II Haraldson, patron saint of Norway Based on earlier histories, oral traditions, plus new material by author, all presented with intelligence, warmth and objectivity Overillustrations andmaps.

  • Hardcover
  • 957 pages
  • Heimskringla(Sagas of Norse Kings and The Olaf Sagas 3 volume set)
  • Snorri Sturluson
  • English
  • 12 February 2019

About the Author: Snorri Sturluson

Snorri Sturluson also spelled Snorre Norse Kings Epub Ü Sturlason was an Icelandic historian, poet and politician He was twice elected lawspeaker at the Icelandic parliament, the Althing He was the author of the Prose Edda or Younger Edda, which consists of Gylfaginning the fooling of Gylfi , a narrative of Norse mythology, the Sk ldskaparm l, a book of poetic language, Heimskringla(Sagas of PDF/EPUB ² and the H ttatal, a list of verse forms He was also the author of the Heimskringla, a history of the Norwegian kings that begins with legendary material in Ynglinga saga and moves through to early medieval Scandinavian history For stylistic and methodological reasons, Snorri is often taken to be the author of Egils saga.



10 thoughts on “Heimskringla(Sagas of Norse Kings and The Olaf Sagas 3 volume set)

  1. Neil Neil says:

    The is a revised update of an early Everyman edition of Snorri s Heimskringla that was originally translated by Samuel Laing in the 1840s The revisions are done by Jacqueline Simpson and Peter Foote, who for some strange reason revise the prose texts and supply new introductions but leave Samuel Laing s strange verse adaptions of Scaldic Poetry untouched, which in my opinion would have benefited from from a complete rewrite.This huge compilation of Norse Kings Sagas is made up of sixteen sagas The is a revised update of an early Everyman edition of Snorri s Heimskringla that was originally translated by Samuel Laing in the 1840s The revisions are done by Jacqueline Simpson and Peter Foote, who for some strange reason revise the prose texts and supply new introductions but leave Samuel Laing s strange verse adaptions of Scaldic Poetry untouched, which in my opinion would have benefited from from a complete rewrite.This huge compilation of Norse Kings Sagas is made up of sixteen sagas that begin in the legendary Scandivian past at terminate in the thirteenth century I found the Ynglinga saga to be the most interesting because it recounts the legendary history of the Norwegian kings and tells the story of the war between the ser and Vaner Also enjoyable was Harald Hardrada s saga, which tells of his invasion of and death in Yorkshire, prior to the Battle of Hastings.If my book collecting wasn t mostly focused on Medieval Literature, I would collect the Everyman editions and probably save myself a fortune because they re so inexpensive to find Many years ago, I worked voluntary in a charity shop and the company policy was to throw all Everyman Classics away because there was so many of them and people didn t want them which I just found sinful So I rescued stole this edition from the bin and have lovingly treasured it ever since

  2. Linda Linda says:

    First of all, let me say that I can t imagine reading this on a Kindle It s 800 pages long and, if you re looking for action, boring But it is a wonderful example of Scandinavian medieval literature If you can get into the rhythm of it, the translator has done an excellent job of making it easy to read Because it is medieval, it s hard sometimes to keep track of who is who The author assumes you know or remember from previously who so and so is Also there are little stories put in the First of all, let me say that I can t imagine reading this on a Kindle It s 800 pages long and, if you re looking for action, boring But it is a wonderful example of Scandinavian medieval literature If you can get into the rhythm of it, the translator has done an excellent job of making it easy to read Because it is medieval, it s hard sometimes to keep track of who is who The author assumes you know or remember from previously who so and so is Also there are little stories put in the middle of a king s saga that don t really relate to the rest They just happened during that king s reign and were, to the author, important to mention.Since I have a degree in medieval literature European rather than Scandinavian , I really enjoyed the book I didn t have trouble when the author swings into a poem written to commemorate a particular action kind of like a musical, I guess time to break into song But it won t be for everyone since it is history and not action packed.If you are of Norwegian descent or a reader of medieval literature or interested in the medieval point of view of kingship and Scandinavian society, pick it up It s worth it

  3. P.D. Maior P.D. Maior says:

    Heimskringla it sounds like a good curse word to say when you accidentally hit your finger with a hammer Heimskringla I think that also pretty much summmarizes the mood old Snorri the author of this work who lived from the 1170 s 1240 s AD angrily puts one in after reading the farcical abbreviation he hammered over the lines of the true Ancient Kings of the North He mostly passes off the over four thousand year old Norse Gothic King Line s with just some recently deceased usurpers Heimskringla it sounds like a good curse word to say when you accidentally hit your finger with a hammer Heimskringla I think that also pretty much summmarizes the mood old Snorri the author of this work who lived from the 1170 s 1240 s AD angrily puts one in after reading the farcical abbreviation he hammered over the lines of the true Ancient Kings of the North He mostly passes off the over four thousand year old Norse Gothic King Line s with just some recently deceased usurpers of half danish origin who were, at best, living in the 850 s to 950 s AD, just three centuries before him like Harald Fairhair he with his famed and oh so noble scat as he calls it land tax p.19, that he enforced on all deliciously sic This would be like us replacing the most archaic and noble Indian Chieftains in America mentioned by the Hopi and Rafinesque with the English King George as the progenitor of all their King Lines It is insane it passes as early history today.Being taught under the most holy initiate the Icelander Saemunder Frodi recorder of the extremely ancient Elder Edda in my top 40 fav books for life and the author whose history of the Norwegian Kings is now conveniently lost or shall we say appropriated by this violent, short sited, war monger Snorri who began his battles when Saemunder s daughter refused him in marriage Snorri does, as if by accidental osmosis being near Saemunder in his youth actually have a good knack for revealing very archaic sacred geo mysteries on forgotten lands contained in symbol within the god lore of the North in his Prose Edda, however So I give him that, but only that Yet one finds this universally among the Greeks on Atalas and among the Hindu s on Idaspati and his steppe isle s thrice times removed too and so on and so on So overall I would say Snorri is not so unique but rather fits what Napoleon said History is written by the victors who are usually notorious liars However if Napoleon believed all history was subjective like the modern Foucult lovers would have you convinced, then why did Champollion one of the most immenent historians of his day say Napoleon often corrected him on many fine points in history he had himself forgotten No Napoleon only believed some of history is lies, the rest truth as do I Yes there were many better historians than Snorri, but much crumbled through and on into his works despite him so there is no reason to fully discount his works, just shoot the messenger and his abbreviations.Now Snorri in this work would have you believe this Harald Fairhair the pseudo dane, pseudo avar truly half Chunni and half dane per a British record I once came across oh and his imaginary father is euphemistically called halfdan , this usurper who was part of the movement that desecrated the last vestige of true king lines all over Norway as this book shows, and who really got the evil dane law going after destroying all the monastaries in Northern France, Briton and Ireland in the late 800 s a century earlier than commonly thought when one looks close was the true King of all Norway or of as old as he could go back No, the Northern Kings did not come from him, they were murdered and replaced by him and his ilk Such group came in among the Danes.Snorri s lie is the same lie Johannes Magnus says Saxus Grammaticus made making all stem from some recent half Danish sic Kings Nothing could be further from the truth These were the usurpers of the Kings.All this period of Fairhair and a little before He and Lodbrok and Harald Wartooth if he is not the same as Fairhair, everywhere Northern chronologies were conflated by exactly 100 years at this period were all of this same ilk mercenaries of violence and half chunni avar in descent, not of royal lines Such was the motif in the North then from 530 930 AD.Adam of Brehmen is a better source on events in the North than this Snorri and lived two centuries before him He confirms what I am saying, of this migration of violent peoples from the Northeast into Gothland and Germany and on further west Johannes Magnus of the early 1500 s though spoke the truth about these types of so called Danes, beingnear them He says the Norwegians were mostly peaceful for thousands of years internally before they came Because of this his works have been restricted until recently as somehow anti danish how I don t know if one is opposed to those who overtook the beautiful and gracious Danes They are still today untranslated.Some will try to make Snorri s early king Harald as being in the court of Yaroslav the Wise of the double eagle insignia and in the time of the Gardarike Varangian holy founders of Russia who defeated the pseudo Kievans I could not believe it because St Simeon the New Theologian was a frighteningly conscious wiseman in such court so I knew there was no way on earth two such beings could co exist politically So I looked into it and Yaroslav kicked Harald Fairhair out for being too much a warmonger almost immediately after associating with him Snorri, a few centuries after Harald Fairhair, was part of this still ongoing Pseudo Danish warlord led mercenary cult usurpment of all holy king lines in the North But when he left it, it was too late, they came after him He had already done their bidding though however much meaning to or no, he abbreviated theancient King lines latercorrectly recollected by the true Goth Norwegian Johannes Magnus in this work of his, the Heimskringla, to fit this movements purposes of arecent historical character by appropriating archaic kings names at times in this rewrite and applying them to them.Charlemagne, the century before Snorri s Fairhair of the 850 950 AD range, was recorded weeping at his death bed in 814 AD looking into the North and realizing not only should he not have so harshly persecuted the universal noumenalist pagans but also,importantly, he should have stopped the Hun Avar take over in the North because he saw from there would be launched next, behind their hollowed out Northern people s visage and king lines co opted, further depradations upon all the West And indeed this is what happened Fredegar in the 600 s AD speaks of the Huns making belfaulci forced war mercenary laborors of the the Northern Goths and Germans at such century before Charlemagne, against their will So what Charlemagne was seeing increase is not just fictional opinion of Charlemagne.It occured before Charlemagne and after he was just a brief holding force Before him were two major sweeps, one in the 430 s 530 s with Attila on Catalaunian fields against the Heruli Goths in France and then the sons of Attila s brother Henghist and Horsa who were in the 530 s not 430 s behind King Mrdred invading as the golden ard Avar Huns in the first Invasion on Briton after Germans Saxony Saxons had already been peacefully in colonies there a hundred years The Huns ever came up the Sava Avar river into the Oder on unto Hamberg and to a certain two regions of Daneland or Denmark one being juteland and the other of the Angles then they kept taking over parts of Norway first but they hated above all the Germans and followed them wherever they fled If the British later called them Saxon s who came into Angle s lands and then on to them Anglo Saxon , this was just euphemistic descriptions of peoples based on the lands they migrated through, not their actual blood line For the earliest British and Irish records called them Avars which many early writers say is synonomous with Huns They describe them as coming in with little coracle boats just as the Huns had as well.Those two overthrows of the peoples of the North before Charlemagne were nothing though compared to the Fie King Khazars pseudo Vikings after him whom he foresaw while dying, they who obliterated many of the true holy Norwegian Goth Valh Kings and married into the rest doing the same in Daneland as they did to Norway in their hey day in the 800 s, then came down into all the West with their dragon ships and up into the Isles Such was the movement Harald Fairhair and Snorri Sturleson were part of They were not of the movement of Charlemagne or the true Norwegian and British Kings of old nor of Islam growing east and swapping sons upbringings with the courts of Charlemagne nor of Saemunder and many others They were as different from all of these as oil and water The old Norse work the Volsunga Saga speaks of the enemies ships, the evil oarers, as having dragons on them Fie King The Heimskringla isan end record of a usurpment period trying to make it pretty and glorify it by half types incorporated into it.Archeologists find, confirming the take over of the Norse by foreign people s, burned houses everywhere in Norway from the 550 850 s and strange Hunnish and Arabic coin mixed cache s for the Hun Khazars traded with the Arabs, those same Arabs who joined the Quareyshi and Zaidi Arabs who later with Jafar s good Kufic Hindu early islamists and Kurdish King David, all from 650 850 becameconfirmed enemies of the Hun Kafirs these Khazars and their Khaganates persecuting them from day one in Yemen even as they did to the early Gnostic Christians Such were coming now from 530 930 from the forests of the Urals as Fie Kings all upon the Northwest as Adam of Brehmen and Johannes Magnus report It is sad today Norwegians speak proudly of being bloody, spoiling Vikings like some dumb moderns and forget who they were before as true, holy, noble, gothic, peaceful till outright attacked, Norse previous to these Vikings who overtook their culture Also, one cannot fault esoteric Hebrews, or even exoteric one s for these quasi Russians, Viking Khazarian Avar Huns other than the latter taking such canaanites of spirit and even possible descent as their own per the medieval historians I have found maps showing the Hebrews calling such lands the Huns came from Canaanae Nor can one fault esoteric Christians who saw through all this increasing tendency toward mercenary violence for spoil in their day moving west But exoteric Christians one can fault them quite a bit for all this happening For their virus of converting people by bloody, violent force of inquisition begun with that dead soul Maximus the Pseudo Roman Emperor up in Briton unto these times in the 850 950 AD range was going on everywhere in the North by then and Snorri records many of the terrible details of it So in reaction there were exoteric pagans coming and killing exoteric christian kings and peoples Such created a divide and conquer that left a vaccuum for the Avar Kings to come in and take over the West for spoil and land tax dominance as indeed they did and as indeed is the new modus operandi for all in place still today i.e morally dead corporations running our governances globally with no spiritual overtones to them whatsoever So, in conclusion, if one wants to really learn of the ancient Nord Goth Kings of heroic valour and tales of old then read elsewhere if one wants to know what really happened in brief in the North from 500 1,000 AD morally, politically and spiritually and not just strategically, I have just shown that but if one wants a lot of further battle details on a gruesome, pedantic, legalist, savage, war mongering, mercenary culture of once holy westerners corrupted by influence from an anciently evil culture beyond human imagining that came out from the upper Urals and in among them changing all them through psychic trauma while the exoteric Christians were converting by the sword sweeping up from southwest then read on into the Heimskringla

  4. Morten Kristensen Morten Kristensen says:

    Reading Snorre is sorta like reading the Bible you know that it s a good read, and you know it s been amazingly influential but still it s difficult to get in to.All Norwegian children know at least some of the highlights King Olav s glorious death, Harald H rfagre s vow to conquer Norway or die hairy But they are true highlights Reading Snorre means reading about all the less memorable kings and their doings as well.That said, Snorre is an historian first and foremost, and the Kongesaga Reading Snorre is sorta like reading the Bible you know that it s a good read, and you know it s been amazingly influential but still it s difficult to get in to.All Norwegian children know at least some of the highlights King Olav s glorious death, Harald H rfagre s vow to conquer Norway or die hairy But they are true highlights Reading Snorre means reading about all the less memorable kings and their doings as well.That said, Snorre is an historian first and foremost, and the Kongesagaer is a work of history written with care for detail and a very modern sense of criticism It s difficult to rate on a five star system again, kinda like the Bible , but as a read, I have As an historical document it would rate five Easily

  5. Everett Darling Everett Darling says:

    Really interesting and a really valuable link to the past, but my eyelids hung heavy and often and getting through this wasof a chore than a pleasure I wouldn t attempt this if you are new to the saga s if only for it s sheer size Start with The Vinland Sagas It s muchintruiging, with less focus on the kings, andon commoner s of the highly entertaining kind lives and voyages, and it s a one sitting kind of saga whereas the Heimskringla will soon become a new appendage.

  6. Andreas Andreas says:

    Har lenge f ltes som obligatorisk lesning, men ikke lett komme seg igjennom Enorme mengder karakterer presenteres med familieb nd og titler og stopper all framgang i plottet n r de skal presenteres Plutselig innskutte historier og hendelser florerer overalt En person presenteres med fullt navn og tittel og detter av en rob ter og drukner p neste side, en enorm svensk landeveisr ver setter spydet sitt fast i en trollkjerring etter at denne plutselig dukker opp og eter 12 kj pmenn En Svensk Har lenge f ltes som obligatorisk lesning, men ikke lett komme seg igjennom Enorme mengder karakterer presenteres med familieb nd og titler og stopper all framgang i plottet n r de skal presenteres Plutselig innskutte historier og hendelser florerer overalt En person presenteres med fullt navn og tittel og detter av en rob ter og drukner p neste side, en enorm svensk landeveisr ver setter spydet sitt fast i en trollkjerring etter at denne plutselig dukker opp og eter 12 kj pmenn En Svensk v ring selger Olav den Helliges sverd til den bysantiske keiseren Alt dette f rer til at det er lett miste tr den og helt glemme hva som egentlig foreg r Dette tar helt av i l pet av den siste sagaen hvor flere Magnuser surrer rundt og det i starten virket for meg som Erling Skakkes eneste m l var delegge for alle med navnet Magnus.Samtidig er det ogs mye bra historier opp i dette, og det politiske klimaet som skildres er spennende og lese om Man f r ogs mye nyttig livsvisdom, som at man aldri skal stole p en nordisk konges vennskap, han vil p ett eller annet tidspunkt komme ridende og brenne deg inne p g rden din, hvis han ikke allerede har f tt noen til drepe deg fordi du ikke lar han jukse i sjakk

  7. Óli Sóleyjarson Óli Sóleyjarson says:

    lafur kyrri var g ur k ngur S gur af kraftaverkum lafs helga eru spennandi nema egar r eru fyndnar.

  8. Jon Harald Jonsson Jon Harald Jonsson says:

    Speciellt Norsk, men ocks svensk, dansk och isl ndsk och engelsk historia ca 800 1200.

  9. Nicki Markus Nicki Markus says:

    I got a copy of this book as I have a huge interest in the Viking era And to that end, this is a great work to add to my library On reflection, I maybe should have dipped into it in between other books, rather than read through it in one go After a few chapters, it all started to become a little bit familiar and stodgy one king harried here and there, married, and then died then the next king harried here and there, married, and then died I do not think this is a book for general readersh I got a copy of this book as I have a huge interest in the Viking era And to that end, this is a great work to add to my library On reflection, I maybe should have dipped into it in between other books, rather than read through it in one go After a few chapters, it all started to become a little bit familiar and stodgy one king harried here and there, married, and then died then the next king harried here and there, married, and then died I do not think this is a book for general readership per se those looking for exciting Viking tales should try the Icelandic sagas instead but for the history buff, this is a good work to add to one s collection

  10. Duntay Duntay says:

    Ignore the rather suspect black gothic text against a red background this is an interesting book.So far, the first bit, The Saga of the Ynglings consists of along series of basically crap kings who rule for about five minutes each They all die in a ludicrous manner one drowns in a vat of mead while wandering around drunk to look for a place to take a pee, one gets lured into a cleft in a rock by a dwarf while drunk and is never seen again and others die by bull attack and nightmare.

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