The uppsala codex parchment of about 20 names snorri s book as edda. Snorri sturluson, edda mayor y edda menor, editorial alianza. The icelandic scholar, au thor, and politician snorri sturluson wrote the work as a textbook on the art of skaldic verse. Edda illustrated kindle edition by sturluson, snorri.
Firstly, one must appreciate that this is snorri s edda the prose edda, and will appeal mostly to those who have an avid interest or appreciation of nordic mythology. This is because our items are shipped from different locations. Sturluson, an icelandic lawspeaker high court official, was a crucial preserver. He belonged to an aristocratic family, the sturlungar. The work is often assumed to have been written, or at least compiled, by the icelandic scholar, lawspeaker, and historian snorri sturluson c. One of his major works, originally titled edda, which is today commonly re ferred to as the snorra edda or prose edda in order to distinguish it from the poetic edda, originated around a. While snorri sturluson appears to have been a nasty man, his fame rests on his literary genius, all in all the greatest of ancient scandinavia. Also known as elder edda, soemunds edda inspired by snorri s edda. Also known as the younger edda or snorri s edda, the prose edda is a threepart work composed or at least compiled by thirteenthcentury icelandic scholar snorri sturluson. He then explains the ornate diction of the ancient skaldic poets and explains the great variety of poetic metres used in skaldic read more. The prose edda was an islandic manual of skaldic poetry. Snorri sturluson, historian, poet and politician, was born at hvamm in western iceland in 1179.
Snorri sturluson edda prologue and gylfaginning edited by. The prose edda is the most renowned of all works of scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for norse mythology. The prose edda forms the basis of what the world knows as norse mythology, and contains legends of the creation of the cosmos and the bestknown stories of odin, thor, and the other gods. Tales from norse mythology selected and translated by jean i. Snorri s authorship of the poem is unequivocally confirmed both by attribution in the earliest manuscript u and by the attribution to him of. Together with the poetic edda, it comprises the major store of pagan scandinavian mythology. The title may refer to the fact that by snorri s day, edda literally grandmother was seen as a label for poetics. Edda everymans library by sturluson, snorri and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Snorra edda or, historically, simply as edda, is an old norse work of literature written in iceland during the early th century. Its gods live with the tragic knowledge of their own impending destruction in the cataclysmic battle of ragnarok. He was elected twice as lawspeaker to the icelandic parliament, the althing. The prose edda, also known as the younger edda, snorri s edda icelandic.
The prose edda by snorri sturluson, paperback barnes. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading edda. It is essentially a collection of four sections interspersed with excerpts from earlier skaldic and eddic poetry containing tales from norse mythology. Codex regius, 1270 0r later garbled in places by scribes holes in text lacunae two halves mythological heroic texts of various ages 8th9th centuries heathen times 11th12th centuries christian times. Read snorri sturluson and the edda the conversion of cultural capital in medieval scandinavia by kevin wanner available from rakuten kobo. Gylfaginning which is an introduction to norse myth, skaldskaparmal, which is an introduction to the poetic language of.
Snorri wrote edda as a handbook to understanding skaldic poetics. In this work snorri arranges and recounts the legends of norse mythology in an entertaining way. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Récits de mythologie nordique par snorri sturluson téléchargement gratuit de pdf, livres audio, livres à lire, bons livres à lire, livres bon marché, bons livres, livres en ligne, livres en ligne, revues de livres epub, lecture de. Also called snorres edda, or the prose edda by snorri sturluson free ebook project gutenberg. Snorri sturluson and the edda ebook by kevin wanner. The later younger or prose edda, gathered or transcribed by snorri sturluson in about 1220 ce, is the other such source, largely drawing on and even directly quoting from the. The younger edda, also known as snorres edda, or the prose edda, is a collection of old norse poems preserved by snorri sturluson 11791241. Updatesurvey for the bookupdate 2also edda lucky sixpence and some pixies and leprechauns.
The elder edda by snorri sturluson 1220 ad youtube. The prose edda of snorri sturlson translated by arthur gilchrist brodeur 1916 the prose edda is a text on old norse poetics, written about 1200 by the norwegian poet and politican snorri sturlson, who also wrote the heimskringla. Topics mitologia norrena collection opensource language italian. Along with the elder or poetic edda written by an unknown poet a halfcentury earlier, the prose edda is a major source of much older norse mythology as it had evolved. Snorra edda or simply edda, is an old norse compilation made in iceland in the early th century. Download snorri sturluson historiker dichter politiker ebook pdf epub pam johnson. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
The prose edda edda barely edda grasp edda to use the english language. Brodeur, arthur gilchrist, 1888publication date 1916 topics mythology, norse publisher. Written in iceland a century after the close of the viking age, it tells ancient stories of the norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, what was the beginning, or how did things start. The prose edda contains a wide variety of lore which a skald poet of the time would need to know.200 725 741 294 419 749 24 977 993 347 1091 1153 584 466 1539 1341 915 822 343 284 379 418 678 1020 1289 212 720 1095 1429 722 142 4 17 127 325