Quotes and Passages from the Icelandic Sagas



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„Wisdom is welcome, wherever it comes from.“
The Saga of the Confederates

About one thousand quotes and passages from the Icelandic Sagas, including familiar sayings of wit and wisdom, as well as various excerpts that give valuable insights into life during the age of the Vikings, and the subject material of the sagas.

The passages include examples of extraordinary bravery, battles and Viking voyages, mythical beasts, ghosts and dragons, as well as unthinkable violence and, plainly, pure evil. Additionally, the work contains passages that give valuable character descriptions and glimpses of appearances, human relations and everyday life.

The book also includes a brief introduction to the Icelandic Sagas and each of the forty sagas excerpted in the work, and a foreword by History Professor Gunnar Karlsson.

  • Author: Ellert Baldur Magnússon 
  • Softcover: 464 pages 
  • Publisher: Forlagið 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN:  9979536349

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