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The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer Paperback – 26 Jun 2012

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (26 Jun. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520272994
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520272996
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 850,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is a book of the highest importance. No one should attempt to teach about Viking society or claim to understand it without being familiar with this chilling and enduring myth."--Eleanor Searle, author of Predatory Kinship & the Creation of Norman Power

"Byock's translation is excellent, but his thorough introduction is of equal scholarly importance. . . . His section on Richard Wagner's use of the Volsung material in writing his Ring will expand the topic toward modern Wagnerians."--Michael Bell, University of Colorado

"The Saga of the Volsungs is one of the most important texts of Old Icelandic literature, with its treatment of Old Scandinavian heroic traditions. . . . The most difficult part of the text to translate is, of course, the poetry, but also here the translator has been successful."--Vésteinn Olason, University of Oslo

About the Author

Jesse L. Byock is Professor of Old Norse and Medieval Scandinavian Studies, Scandinavian Section, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles.



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