He begins with a discussion of contemporary medieval references to alliterative metre, with particular emphasis on Gerald of Wales's twelfth-century comments on English poetry and Snorri Sturluson
's thirteenth-century Hattatal, a description of Old Norse metrical forms (chapter one).
heavily quotes Bragi's poetry in his Prose Edda.
The Icelandic historian and poet Snorri Sturluson
(1179-1241 AD) wrote this description: "His (Odin's) men rushed forwards without armour, were as mad as dogs or wolves, bit their shields, and were strong as bears or wild oxen, and killed people at a blow, but neither fire nor iron told upon themselves."
In his helpful introduction, Kevin Crossley Holland tells us of their provenance--written down in thirteenth century Iceland by Snorri Sturluson
, poet, historian and politician, to save them from being forgotten.
Another candidate is Snorri Sturluson
's thirteenth-century Hattatal ("list of verse forms"), written to describe cognate Old Norse poetry, which Cornelius rejects as little more than a catalog of types.
(14) Tolkien knew of "earendel" from its appearance in the Christ 1 poem as well as in Snorri Sturluson
's Prose Edda and the Gesta Danorum of Saxo Grammaticus.
[Examines Icelandic-American essayist and poet Bill Holm (1943-2009) and his "complementary identity," including the ways he found a "useful past" in both Icelandic and American literature, especially in the work of Snorri Sturluson
(1179-1241) and Whitman.]
Most scholars find Snorri Sturluson
's (1197-1241) Heimskringla to be a compilation of sagas concerning Norwegian kings from their mythical origin to Magnus Erlingsson, and to have been fairly impartial, expect for an understandable bias toward Icelandic heroes.
Alli se cuenta que su atipico nombre Olaf se debe al hecho de que durante el embarazo su madre, Emmeline Miller, habia leido la historia de los primeros reyes de Noruega escrita por Thomas Carlyle basado en la Heimskringla que el historiador islandes Snorri Sturluson
habia escrito en el siglo XIII.
Jules Verne was so fascinated with the idea of a subterranean world that he wrote an entire novel to celebrate it, A journey to the centre of the Earth (1864): here the northern portal leading to the internal world is located inside a sleeping volcano in Iceland; Professor Von Hardwigg, in one version of the novel, and Professor Otto Lidenbrock, in another, find the clue for the whereabouts of this portal in Snorri Sturluson
's Old Icelandic saga entitled Heims-Kringla (cf.
If you pore over the verb system of Old Icelandic so that you can stumble around in the sagas of Snorri Sturluson
, that does not count, despite the fact that the sagas are utterly different from any form of literature now written.