Willard Fiske reading, Villa Landor, Florence, ca. 1900

"Speak Useful Words or Say Nothing"

Old Norse Studies

by Joseph Harris

edited by Susan E. Deskis and Thomas D. Hill

Islandica 53
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Library, 2008
xiv, 348 p.
ISBN 978-0-935995-19-0 (Cloth)
ISBN 978-0-935995-13-8 (Paper)

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Table of Contents

  • Front Pages
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  • Contents
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  • Acknowledgments
    vii-viii
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  • Tabula Gratulatoria
    ix-x
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  • Preface
    by Patrick J. Stevens; xi-xii
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  • Abbreviations
    xiii-xiv
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  • Introduction
    by Susan E. Deskis, and Thomas D. Hill; 1-4
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  • Christian Form and Christian Meaning in Halldórs þáttr I
    5-19
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  • Ǫgmundar þáttr dytts ok Gunnars helmings: Unity and Literary Relations
    21-49
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  • The Masterbuilder Tale in Snorri's Edda and Two Sagas
    51-95
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  • Theme and Genre in Some Íslendinga þættir
    97-126
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  • Guðrúnarbrögð and the Saxon Lay of Grimhild's Perfidy
    127-136
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  • The King in Disguise: An International Popular Tale in Two Old Icelandic Adaptations
    137-169
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  • Satire and the Heroic Life: Two Studies (Helgakviða Hundingbana I, 18 and Bjǫrn Hítdœlakappi's Grámagaflím)
    171-187
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  • Eddic Poetry as Oral Poetry: The Evidence of Parallel Passages in the Helgi Poems for Questions of Composition and Performance
    189-225
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  • Saga as Historical Novel
    227-260
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  • Gender and Genre: Short and Long Forms in the Saga Literature
    261-286
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  • Love and Death in the Männerbund: An Essay with Special Reference to the Bjarkamál and The Battle of Maldon
    287-317
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  • Romancing the Rune: Aspects of Literacy in Early Scandinavian Orality
    319-347
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